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HP Notebook - 15-af066sa msata compatibility.

Q: HP Notebook - 15-af066sa msata compatibility.

Hi i have this laptop HP Notebook - 15-af066sa f (uk) just want to ask if can install msata or if there is a bay for additional hard drive. Thanks

A: HP Notebook - 15-af066sa msata compatibility.

AMD models have no M.2 slot and there is no bay for a second hard drive. If you want to upgrade to an SSD it means removing the original 2.5 inch SATA mechanical hard drive and replacing it. Post back if you want help with doing that.

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hi all ,

i have a Toshiba Tecra s5 PTS53E ,
i want to know if mainboard on my laptop suport msata card , inside of laptop , on the mainboard close of hdd is an slot who like a mSata slot but i'm not sure ,

is nothing write there who can guide me ,
how. identifies him ? (Excuse my English)

A:Tecra S5 PTS53E - mSata SSD compatibility

Tecra S5 is an older notebook series and I don?t think this series supports mSATA interface.
I guess you mixed up this interface with the mini PCI slot (for BT, Modem or WLan module) which might be available on the motherboard.

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Hi,
We have 3 laptops in my family: Latitude E6420 and E6430 and a Precision M4600.
I wanted to upgrade all configs with an mSATA SSD which is placed into the WWAN (mPCI-e) connector.
It works fine with the Precision but I can't use it with the Latitudes. Is there any possibility to use it with the Latitudes?
My first thought was to update the bios of the E6430 (it came with A03), i just downloaded the A07 for that and ran the updater, but it failed somehow (i ran the exe, when the process finished the system rebooted, i saw the update in progress in the post screen and than when it restarted again it said no bootable device, press f2 to run bios, but bios was damaged, could not run) and killed my motherboard. Now it is replaced with a new one but i'm afraid to run an update again (now it has A02).
Could you check up the issue of the failure? Is it safe to try a bios update again? And can it help me to update the bios to use the mSATA SSD?
Regards,
Otto

A:Latitude E6420 and E6430 mSATA SSD compatibility and BIOS issue

Hi Otto89,
Latitude E6420 and E6430 are not designed to install the mSATA drive on the system. The slot provided is for WWAN cards. Therefore, I am afraid there will be no BIOS update released to customize the mSATA drive.
Please reply for any queries.

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I'll be getting a new laptop soon and I'm wondering what the differences are between these two SSDs. I'll probably be putting them in a Sager NP9377 from xoticpc.com. Both SSDs cost the same price but the Samsung 850 EVO has 120 GB vs Micron M600's 128 GB (both for $100) or Samsung 850 EVO with 250 GB vs Micron M600 with 256 GB (both for $160). I know it's a small difference but this is my first experience with an SSD so I just want to make sure I make the right decision. I'll be putting the OS on the SSD so what capacity do you recommend? Thank you.
 

A:Micron M600 mSATA SSD vs Samsung 850 EVO Series mSATA SSD

The only difference is form factor and speed.
 

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My Dell XPS 8500 has an MSATA slot in which I have a 64 gb msata board which acts as the system and boot drive. I have just purchased a 128 gb msata board I want to install in place of the 64gb unit. My system also has a 1 tb main hard drive.
I have tried a system restore DVD and Back/Restore, neither has worked at all. All I want to do is find a way to do a complete copy of the 64gb msata now installed and then replace it with the 128gb unit and copy over all of the data that was on the 64gb one. This way all I have done will be to have more storage available on my system drive, the msata drive.

Any help much appreciated.

thanks,
Michael

A:How can i copy the system from my 64gb msata to a new 128gb msata?

Hi and welcome to the SevenForums!

One solution I can suggest to this is to use imaging software to create an image of your current Windows installation. Acronis True Image is one of the popular ones on here, but there are other programs that can do it such as Macrium Reflect.

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Do i need somethingg extra for running  Kali OS ( Single OS ) in my HP Notebook - 15-ay089tu. I would like to know more about the compatibility of kerner drivers with the hardware .

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I am in the market for a new laptop. I bought and have loved using the HP xb4 Notebook Media Docking Station. I would like to buy a new HP laptop that will allow me to continue using the docking station. What new HP laptops are compatible with the HP xb4 Notebook Media Docking Station?

A:xb4 Notebook Media Docking Station Compatibility?

Hi, The good news is, it compatible with all laptops which have USB 2.0 ports (you can use USB 3.0 port but won't get USB 3.0 speed):      http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01576968.pdf Regards.

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Dear everyone, To not waste anyone's time I'll try to formulate my question as clear and direct as possible. Additional information that may be important will then be given. In short my question is the following: Is my particular system (HP Elitebook 8570w Mobile Work station, a notebook) compatible with the NVIDIA  Quadro K1000M driver for Linux (x64)?     The following background information may be useful to see where I'm coming from and to be able to answer my question. Background info:In the past I have installed Linux Ubuntu next to the pre-installed Windows 7 on this machine. Everything worked well except for the video card (dragging windows around the screen wasn't smooth which is very irritating). I assumed that I had to install the correct driver for the video card which is also compatible with Linux. Having done a little searching on the internet I tried both a `default' Linux driver as well as a driver form NVIDIA that was supposed to work with a Linux (x64) system. However the problem was not solved and actually became worse as time progessed. Finally I abandoned the Linux system and went back to Windows altoghether.  Now I want to give it another try so I have looked up the driver that is supposed to work with my video card and a Linux (x64) system.  At the tab `additional information' however it says the following: Note that the list of supported GPU products is provided to... Read more

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Currently, my  Notebook 15-ac151dx (product #: T0D84UA)  has a Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11b/g/n 1x1 wireless card. I want to upgrade it to something that supports wireless-AC, or at least supports 5GHz. After 2 hours of searching online, I still can't find a clear answer on what would be compatible with my model. Has anyone upgraded their 15-ac151dx WiFi card? Or can someone point me to a list of compatible parts that support 5Ghz/dual-band/wireless-ac??

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Alrighty! Here goes!

I've been searching online for five hours looking for fixes for this. I recently replaced the Windows 8 on this Notebook with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Edition because, simply put, I bloody hate Windows 8.

This has become problematic for me because it appears that there are no compatible drivers that pair Windows 7 and this device's hardware.

I posted in Yahoo Answers about an hour and ten minutes ago and I'm incredibly frustrated with the results (go figure). A link to that question, in case I forget any information I mentioned there: Downgrading to Windows 7 with HP 2000-2b89WM Notebook? - Yahoo! Answers

The product information page for the HP 2000-2b89WM Notebook is located here: HP 2000-2b89WM Notebook PC Product Specifications HP 2000-2b89WM Notebook PC | HP? Support

I have several drivers that are "Out of date." The main one that I'm worried about is the Graphics/Display driver. On the HP website, the device is listed as: Intel HD graphics 3000 with up to 1696MB total graphics memory.

I've tried installing the Windows 8 drivers (which do nothing) and I have also tried updating my drivers through Windows Update. I've also visited HP's driver site, Intel's, and even NVidia, I believe, all to no avail.

I'm hoping that an informed someone can tell me whether or not there are drivers for my graphics chip, and if there are, where I can find them and how I can install them in working order.

Thank you so much for any help! ... Read more

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Hello,

I recently had issues with my PSU and rather than play guesswork on whether its still functional, I rather just replace it.

My motherboard is a m3n78-pro. Its a bit dated but I'd like for this pc to last another 6 months before I build an entirely new rig. If I read the manual correctly, it requires ATX 12V V2.0.

The PSU I'd like to change to (since it just has to last another 6 months) this 900 w PSU. Would the m3n78-pro be compatible with this PSU? One concern I had was that the m3n78-pro requires a 4 pin ATX +12v connector. If I read the PSU's specifications correctly it has one 12V 8-pin (4 + 4) CPU power connector. Is that 8-pin two separate power connector, ie do I just use 1 of the connectors to fit into the 4 pin ATX +12v connector?

Please excuse my noobishness but what exactly does the v2.92 Motherboard specification entail? I tried to google it, but got less useful information and product results from newegg.

Also I read the wiki on the ATX 12V V2.X standard, but it didn't answer my question - is ATX12V v2.3 backwards compatible with the ATX12V v2.0 standard?
Thank you very much for any help you can give.
 

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Q: Msata

Hi would i be able to install a msata harddrive in my  probook 6540b

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Hey so I bought an mSata ssd (Crucial M500 240Gb) for my Clevo W230ST, I have an ssd already installed as my boot drive but needed more space. I took the back off plugged the mSata in and expected it to appear in my computer as a data drive like an external hard drive - I love technology but I'm not so good with software and making things work. Can someone talk me through what I should do to get it running? Do I need to install an OS on it? If so how do I do this when my laptop has no disc drive? Any help is appreciated.
 

A:mSata ssd help

Definitely do not need to install an O/S to it if it's just a storage drive. But you do need to go into Disk Management and Initialize, Partition, and Format it just like any other drive.
 

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I have a new Dell 7800 Win 8 desktop computer with 2TB HD.
I found that it also came with a mSATA drive (32 GB: Samsung SSD).
I have no idea what is mSATA for.
I have a plenty of space in my hard drives.
Please advise me the use of mSATA.
I see that its smaller size 32 Gb) is not that useful either.

A:The use of mSATA

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Hello!I want to a little upgrade my AiO PC HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart AiO PC (p/n: 23-d254er).Is this AiO PC support  mSATA Samsung 850 EVO SSD disk Samsung MZ-M5E250BW ?I found one free MINI_CARD2 slot on motherboard (see atteched photo).I don't know to buy or not this SSD.Thanks! 

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Q: mSATA

I am looking for mSATA related compitable issues with my laptop.I own an HP ENVY 15-j049tx Notebook PC and i just wanted to know the list of mSATA devices that supports this laptop 

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Okay, so I think I made a little screw up... I bought myself a Crucial m4 64GB mSATA SSD and when opening the packet I noticed it was very mini... I'm not completely sure but I think it's for laptops only, can somebody confirm this for me so I can send back if necessary in time?
 

A:SSD mSATA

It's for laptops or special motherboards that use mSATA caching or some all-in-one units.
 

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Hi all,

I have the following toshiba laptop and want to upgrade it with an additional mSATA SSD just for the OS [/COLOR][COLOR=#333333]

http://www.toshiba.co.uk/discontinued-products/satellite-l50-b-1p1

I'm almost 100% sure that this model does not support mSATA interefaces, but would like to check with you guys as well.

Cheers!

A:Satellite L50-B-1P1 - mSATA ?

The port is for wireless cards, SSD's wont work.
Only solution is to replace the HDD with a 2.5" SSD.

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120GB mSATA SSD I am trying to decide between two choices for my W520. Currently, I am running two HDD. 1) Buy the 120GB mSATA SSD (see above link) for $140. 2) Buy the Crucial 512GB 2.5" SSD for $400 and replace one of the HDD Which way do you recommend? Thanks in advance.











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A:W520 mSATA SSD

I'm probably not telling you anything you didn't already know.  The mSATA slot (pci-e) is SATA II as compared ot your 2.5" SSD which is SATA III.  The crucial will have better performace.  I'm not sure how big your HDDs are and how much you store on your computer, but if they are sufficient in size for you I would recommend one of these two options.   1. By a 30GB mSATA and use Intel Rapid Boot Technology to turn your HDDs effectively into hybrid SSD/HDD.   2. Use the $140 to replace one of your HDDs with a 120GB-200GB (depending on how good of a shopper you are). Put your OS and most used programs on it.  Store music, pictures, and less used programs on the HDD.  This option will give better performance than your option 1) and won't break the bank like your option 2).  If you do it right, this will give you just as good as performance as your option 2) most of the time.    




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Hello, my question for all you is if I can't take advantage off a msata ssd in my laptop dv6910el. I have an ssd on the hdd bay and a second hdd on the cd/dvd bay.Thanks and sorry for my english.











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A:Make use of msata ssd

Hi Paul, how are you doing my friend ? Check the hard drivers supported for this model:Unfortunately it doesn't work SSD. I hope that helps !I would give a great kindness ...If the question is clarified, mark my answer as "resolved" and click on the icon of the "hand" to provide "congratulations" in gratitude.Have a nice day my friend !

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Hi,I have a W520 - 42844MG - bios 1.42I would like to add a msata hd like the Samsung 840 evo msata or the crucial m550 msata, both 512gb.- I didn't understand if my computer support these hd capacity.- I cannot find which speed support my msata connector 3gb/s, 6gb/s.Please help me!Thanks in advance for your kind helpMA











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A:W520 ssd mSATA 512???

mattia_albicini wrote:Hi,I have a W520 - 42844MG - bios 1.42I would like to add a msata hd like the Samsung 840 evo msata or the crucial m550 msata, both 512gb.- I didn't understand if my computer support these hd capacity.- I cannot find which speed support my msata connector 3gb/s, 6gb/s.Please help me!Thanks in advance for your kind helpMA
The mSata port in the W520 is SATA2 (3gb/s). There is no problem using either the Samsung 840 EVO or Crucial M550 in the system (I have the Crucial M550 512gb mSata installed in my personal system)

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I have the dell inspiron 15r 7520. I am planning of installing an mSATA drive into the laptop(I'll have to change the daughterboard and in the process of doing the same). So my question is what is the process of making my laptop boot from the mSATA drive and if I'm successful in doing so, will I be getting the genuine windows 8 OS that came pre-installed with my laptop?

A:Boot from mSATA

It could be done but Dell doesn't recommend it. Whether your recovery disks will work, I do not know. You may question this on the Dell forum

Clean install of Windows MSARTA
How to clean install Windows 7 or 8 on MSATA(SSD) drive - Desktop General Hardware Forum - Desktop - Dell Community

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Hello all,Is the Aspire xc-710 compatible with any msata type hard drives? I am struggling with storage space, the two sata ports are occupied by two 3.5" HDD but I want to put ESXi on the box, but I cannot do this without some more storage space. I was thinking maybe i could replace the wifi module with an msata device? Thanks

A:Aspire xc-710 and msata

your model has 2 M.2 ports and one can be used of for a  M.2 2280 SSD.it's near the ATX power connector on the mainboard.

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Is it possible to have both an mSATA and HDD drive installed on this device? I recently installed an mSATA with Win10 in to it but now it won't detect the HDD. It's definitely connected correctly as when I unplug the mSATA drive it boots from the HDD just fine. Is there a BIOS update or anything along those lines that will let me use both?

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Hey,
I have been looking around for information about using a onboard msata ssd as a boot drive for fast start up etc.
I have found information about loading windows directly to this drive (setting this drive as c and lists of ways to move the my music files etc to another partition so that when windows starts it only reads program information. However it sounds as if all or most programs would be saved to the drive not windows only.
Other information has described setting this up as a cache via srt with the cache automatically recognizing whats used most often and storing it there saving the issue of less frequently programs slowing it down.

Does anyone use this system? Do you know of a good msata ssd?
Is it possible to set up a drive as a boot drive and only store windows there?
Can you use onboard msata as a boot drive for windows and another small ssd for srt caching?

Sorry about all the questions a total noob to msata and ssd caching. My mobo will have srt / onboard msata capability and Id like to use it.
If a thread already exists about this please let me know what to search by as I haven't found anything on mSata here.

Thanks
 

A:msata caching

Found some more info about this pros and cons etc. If anyone interested stumbles across this. To high level for me though ive only ever had 1 hdd or sdd and used ext hdds at home and at work its all servers.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4329/intel-z68-chipset-smart-response-technology-ssd-caching-review/4

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163869
 

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I'm working with a Lenovo Y580 - 59359513. It comes with windows 8 preinstalled, uefi and all that other jazz. I've made my recovery usb drive, I've made my system image. The msata I installed is an m4 msata 256GB CT256M4SSD3. This drive is recognized in the bios. The disc shows in windows 8 install process. This drive formats and partitions in disk management. The 1 TB HDD is removed. I'm contemplating using it in another system possibly. Was originally going to keep it as a storage drive but I realized my ps3 could use the storage upgrade.

After not being able to recover via a lenovo provided recovery solution, I decided to Download en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso and checked it against the hash SHA-1: 1CE53AD5F60419CF04A715CF3233F247E48BEEC4

I make a DVD and a bootable usb both of which boot just fine. It seems to accept my bios stored key as it doesn't prompt for one. Everything is good until I choose my SSD partition. I get:

"Windows can't be installed on drive 1 partition 4. (Show details)"

partition 4 is the primary partition the installer creates for me when I delete all partitions and have it repartition for me. Showing details gets me:

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

I've heard of many people booting off of their msata. One person I remember having the same exact model as me. Sata controller i... Read more

A:Msata does not boot.

Take a look at this post about Lenovo PC' s with Preinstalled Windows 8.
Moving pre-installed Windows 8 from HDD to SSD

How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.

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Hi everyone. I have just purchased a 17R SE. I have put an mSATA drive in and cloned the existing drive to it. However when I have taken the existing drive out and attempted to see if it had worked. The system does not boot from the mSATA drive.. I have checked the BIOS and it is showing under a field that says mSATA. However nothing appears in the boot menu relating to mSATA. Can someone please explain what is going on and how I can get my system to boot from the mSATA.
 

A:mSATA not Booting

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can i install samsung ssd msata 500gb with hp envy 14-1205tx?

A:mSATA SSD upgrade

JohnDaleI wrote:
can i install samsung ssd msata 500gb with hp envy 14-1205tx?

No.
 
The 2011 Envy 14-1205tx Beats edition notebook does not have a slot to accept an mSATA SSD disk.
 
You can upgrade to a SATA SSD. 
 

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Excuse my noobness... 
 
I currently have a Dell XPS 15 L521x with a 32 gb mSATA and 750 HDD. The mSATA is used for Intel's rapid start technology. I've read of various people upgrading the mSATA to a larger size and booting from it. Is it necessary to upgrade the size? Could I boot and run windows off of my current 32 gb mSATA and still have access to the 750 gb HDD? 

A:Windows 7 on 32 gb mSATA

Hi clarkpierce!
 
 
 
32GB is way too small for installing Windows 7 there... System + updates + any software + Application data will exceed the 32GB limit very quickly. In my opinion - 60GB is a minimum.

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I just ordered a Mushkin m.2 ssd. I thought I had an m.2 slot on my laptop but it looks like a msata slot. Will the m.2 sata ssd fit into msata slot?I have a E5-575-51GG laptop.  

A:Does my m.2 ssd fit into msata slot?

Hello, Hmmm... it's a M.2 slot on your motherboard.

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Several people have asked about using the Samsung 1TB EVO mSATA SSD (840 EVO MZ-MTE1T0BW) with the Yoga 13 and Yoga 2 Pro, but after hours of searching I can't find a definitive report that either a) it works! or b) specific reason why it doesn't work. I purchased this mSATA drive and had a professional install it into my new Yogo 2 Pro i7, but I tap the "recovery/bios" button next to my power button, boot into the BIOS, and see that the SSD hard drive is not recognized. I've been a PowerBook/MacBook user for the last 15 years, but the 3200x1800px touch screen, 2 in 1 touch Win 8.1 interface, and mSATA option that I thought would allow a 1TB connection attracted me away from my 11" MBA with 500GB SSD. Just a bit bigger, big heavier, but far more powerful... I'm very happy to move on to a new environment, just hope that I can get this SSD working. Lenovo's authorized service center here in Shanghai claims that the 256GB SSD that my 8GB i7 Yoga 2 Pro shipped with is the maximum sized SSD that will work in my laptop, and claims that this is because it's the "chinese version" even though my BIOS is in english... There is tons of information online that almost answers my question, for example: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Hardware Maintance Manual (pdf) only lists drives up to 512GB, the largest drive listed is the Samsung PM841-512GB mSATA SSD (not the Samsung EVO series or the Crucial 512GB)Amazon reviewer Adam C reports he's using the Samsung 256GB ... Read more

A:1TB msata SSD in Yoga 2 Pro?

I've done some additional testing on this today. First, I purchased an external mSATA SSD enclosure and mounted my 1TB Samsung (840 EVO MZ-MTE1T0BW) inside the enclosure, connect via USB3, and other machines read it just fine. So my 1TB drive is definitely good. No problem here --- yet that drive still isn't recognized by my Lenovo Bios. Second, I purchased a 512GB mSATA SSD, the Samsung PM841-512GB mSATA SSD, the exact model number listed in the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Hardware Maintance Manual (pdf), but this drive isn't recognized by my BIOS either, even though this drive also works fine inside my external mSATA SSD enclosure. Third, I installed a 128GB mSATA SSD into my Yoga 2 Pro and it's immediately recognized.When I switch back to the 256GB mSATA SSD that came with my Yoga 2 Pro, of course it's still recognized and works just fine. Product Name: Lenovo Yoga 2 ProBios Version: 76CN31WW (seems to be most current version)EC Version: 76EC25WW (why doesn't embedded controller version match BIOS version?)CPU: Intel(r) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPUSystem Memory: 8192MBHard Disk: Unrecognized (when I use 512GB or 1TB mSATA SSD)Windows License: STD I've isolated that it's not a bad SSD, and it's not a problem with the way the SSD is installed. The SSD is seated correctly each time. My same problem still remains. After hours of searching I can't find a definitive report that either a) it works! or b) specific reason why it doesn't work.&n... Read more

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When I purchased my flex 2 15d I saw that there was an option for an msata ssd, however, now that I've opened mine I see no msata port.  I checked with tech support who could not give me any help.  There is a you tube video of someone adding an msata drive to his 15 D, but my motherboard is different than his.  There is a port attached to what appears to be a field replaceable unit,but it is not msata.  I have attached a picture of the MB with the FRU circled and a X on the port.  I have two questions: 1.  Is there an msata port which I have perhaps missed (not likely) 2. Is there a part that I can order for the motherboard that will provide an msata port?
























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A:Flex2 15d msata ssd

[email protected] Gfrenkel1   What indicas is not an mSATA port unless it is the other way around, you could indicate the model of your computer to see the features and verify that no, or a slot, I leave an image for yours da mSATA port.  On changing the plate with mSATA port, you should know that possibly cost you more than a new team, it is one thing you must think about it. Regards.



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A:Is it possible to install mSATA in any of the P50 ...

Good day.
 
I suppose you could install an mSATA SSD into the 2.5" SATA space with something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Micro-SATA-Cables-MSATA-ADPT-Adapter/dp/B004YKJ5TE
 
And while there appear to be mSATA-to-m.2 adapters, like this: https://www.amazon.com/mSATA-Mini-PCI-Adapter-Converter/dp/B00OQ1Y5UA, I think that the extra width of the mSATA wouldn't work in either of the m.2 slots without impinging on something.
 
Regards.
 
(Disclaimer: I don't have a P50. Just going by what I see in the hardware manual: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/p50_hmm_en_sp40j71944_01.pdf)

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The 1st mSATA SSD I got to know is Intel 310, but they only offer 40GB and 80GB model, for me, a 120GB one would be my 1st choice.
Later in many forums, I saw Renice has their X3 mSATA SSD 120GB, it is the 1st mSATA based on SF controller, I got mine from here 2 weeks before, speed is fast, its reliability still asks for longer time use to evaluate.
Benchmarks attached below:

A:mSATA SSD 120GB

Woops, I got my Renice mSATA 120GB from B2CIT last week, back to their site today, they are holding a 10days group buy of only USD249.9 for the mSATA 120GB including the adapter. My mSATA 120GB cost me USD299.9 and the adapter cost me another USD15.

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Hallo!

I saw in a Youtube Video, that the SSDs that come as standard are mSATA ones and that there's space for a 2.5'' drive beneath.

So my question is: If I buy a Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-12R, which comes with a 500GB HDD, can I install an additional mSATA SSD as my system drive and use the 500GB HDD as a second drive?

Thanks
Martin

A:Tecra Z50 - mSATA SDD + 2.5'' HDD?

Well, some models are are equipped with an mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) instead of a
hard disk drive. The computer seems to supports a 128GB, 256GB and 512GB SSD drives?

but as far as I know there is only one SATA controller in order to connect SSD or an HDD.
The mSATA SSD drive is connected to the controller using mSATA HOLDER ASSY.

So such holder assy is needed if you want to use an mSATA SSD drive.
Of course, you don?t need it if you use common 2.5? SSD drive or 2.5? HDD

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Hi guys and girls, Is it possible to add an mSATA (NGFF) SSD in the Hp Probook 650 G1 (F1N78EA) and boot from it? The technical manual does desribe that there is a slot for a mSATA flash cache module for Intel SRT, and that mSATA SSD's are expected later. So I assume it should work? From the specsheet: "32 GB M.2 (NGFF)Optional 32 GB mSATA flash cache module* support for Intel Smart Response Technology. (Available only with standard non-SEDhard drive.)*mSATA SSD is planned to be available in August 2013." Thanks a lot.

A:Boot from mSATA SSD in Probook 650

I bought the same notebook probook 650 g1. I ordered a 128GB MyDigitalSSD SC2 Super Cache 2 42mm SATA III 6G m2 NGFF Solid State Disk. This type is working as full SSD Drive.

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I recently bought the Satellite P70-B-10T laptop and I would like to upgrade it with an SSD. Does it maybe have an mSATA or M.2, or even a spare SATA 3 slot so I could add an SSD to speed it up a bit?

A:Satellite P70-B-10T mSATA or M.2 slot?

just adding in an SSD won't speed it up at all, you'll still be stuck with a slow-ass mechanical boot drive. if you want to speed it up, use the SSD for boot. Nice laptop by the way
There will be an mSATA slot, but it will be used up by a wireless card, either that or the slot may be PCI or PCI-E based.

I reccomend getting something like this and using the drive caddy it gives you for cloning the HDD to the SSD for that big 2TB HDD of yours, and run it attached through the USB3.0 Bus, It won't make much of a difference in performance at all, and you then have a speedy and responsive laptop with a large amount of portable storage.

Oh, and battery life, heat output, noise etc improve when you go to SSD. No moving parts, no worry.

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Have Satellite P70-A an mSATA port when yes where is it?

Thank you.

A:Has Satellite P70-A mSATA port?

From my knowledge the Satellite P70, P70T (PSPLPE, PSPLPR) with Haswell CPU as well as Satellite P70T-A PSPLKE (Ivy Bridge) are not equipped with an mSATA connector.

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I am going to add a SSD to my Zbook. Ideally, I would like to add a Crucial M550 512GB SSD in the mSATA slot and keep the hard drive where it is for music and videos. I would really like to add a Blu Ray writer in the optical bay so I dont want to move the hard drive there. Can I use the mSATA slot for running the OS and programs? Or is it designed for hard drive caching only? If I can run programs from the mSATA slot, will it run slower than if I had it installed in the SATA III slot? Thanks much! 

A:Using the mSATA Slot in a ZBook 15

Hi, Firstly the " Crucial M550 512GB SSD" won't fit physically. Secondly please read the following discussions:     http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Hardware-Upgrades-Replacements/set-msata-as-boot-drive-in-bios/td-p/281...     http://blog.laptopmag.com/install-msata-ssd-tutorial Regards.

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As the thread title states, my SSD is mysteriously missing a ton of space..

It is my C: drive with Windows 10 Pro installed on it.

I put the SSD in, while using Windows7, anyway, I got Win 10 (clean install from scratch), Cloned from HDD to SSD, moved around the boot order (In BIOS the drive is called a Samsung EVO 250)

Only 113 of 250 showing. Where is all my space hiding!?

Figuring the paging and hibernation bits can't possibly account for 137Gb...?

Thanks kindly.


PS - I am terrible with technical computer stuff so please forgive my ignorance, it's just not my specialty.

A:Samsung mSATA SSD only show 113/250 GB!?

What size was the HDD you cloned from?

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Hello Everyone, I have a HP Envy Notebook and I was thinking of upgrading the HDD to the SSD but the SSD's I can afford are really small in terms of storage.So I opened the upgrade tray and I saw a ''msata'' SSD slot which was empty... So I just wanted to ask that will Samsung 850evo MSATA SSD will work on my notebook or not??? And If yes then how can I install OS on the SSD and still keep the HDD for mass storage I saw some other post and they were unclear....or too advaced that i couldnt understand them So If You Guys Can Help Me That Would Be Great THE SSD I WANT TO TRAY IS: SAMSUNG 850EVO 250GB SATA||| 

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After upgrading to Windows 10 a while back, I have noticed that my MSATA SSD 24GB is not being used anymore for caching (I'm assuming this is what it was orginally used for) I'm wondering how to get it back in use again and how to use it as a drive for storage. (Ideally I would upgrade it to a 256gb and install OS and MS office, photoshop, etc on it and keep the 500gb 5400RPM HDD as file storage where speed won't matter. Anybody had any luck? Or can direct me how to get this going? I am able to see the drive listed, but can't boot to it, it won't show up in my boot menu when going through to f12 V7-481P-6455 Thanks!

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I have an IdeaPAD U510 with 32GB mSATA drive and 1 TB HDD, running Win7. Can I replace the mSATA with a 256 GB mSATA SSD, and run C: boot/Windows/Program Files on that?  Any particular brand mSATA recommended? Thx, Gus










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A:U510 Replace mSATA

Hi Gusz
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
Unfortunately the maximum SSD that can be installed on your machine model is SSD 32 GB
 
Thanks
Alaa



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Hi,
Have Inspiron 17R SE 7720 with 32 GB mSata. What was the purpose of that?
For use as cache I cannot see a way (no RAID drivers inside) and for OS is too small.
What was the primiry idea for this hardware-how to use it optimally?
Brg
Damir

A:32 GB mSata on Inspiron 17R SE 7720

It is a cache for the hard drive.  With many hybrid drives now having built-in caches, and with solid state drives far less expensive than they were when that system was new, the added cache makes less sense than it did then.

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Hello,I have put an msata SSD on WWAN slot in my latitude E6430s but the system doesn't recognize it!I've tried with 2 ssd (m4 crucial 256GB & mushkin atlas serie) with the same result.Does anyone has find a tip for msata SSD on latitude E6430S?Thanks,titaf

A:msata and latitude e6430s

Hi titaf,
Latitude E6430 is not designed to install the mSATA drive on the system. The slot provided is for WWAN card. To be able to support mSATA the port needs to have a SATA controller connected to it however the latitude E6430 does not have it.

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Hi.

New laptop Dell 14z came with W8.
Had a headache trying to downgrade to W7 but managed it now.

How do I set the mSATA drive as cache?

I installed W7 to main 500gb BIOS setting set to RAID/Intel Smart Response.
After install I loaded up Rapid Storage Technology but it doesn't give me the option to "Accelerate" as per configuration instructions.

Do I need to bundle the RST drivers into the W7 installation disk?

Thanks
 

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hi i have a lenov w520 4270CTO.

i had a MSATA SSD (under the keyboard, not a SSD that replaces the DVD drive) on which i boot and where win7 is installed AND i still have the 7200rpm HD that came with the laptop,

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thanks ALOT

A:booting from msata SSD or 7200RPM HDD

Here is a tutorial to dual boot windows 7 and XP or if you have Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate you can run windows XP mode

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Hello,I have Inspiron 5520,service tag: (Admin Removed TOS Violation)Can I install it mSATA SSD?thanks for the helpPlease write back to <ADMIN NOTE: Email id removed per privacy policy>

A:INSPIRON 5520 mSATA SSD

Hi KBU1,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
You can add mSATA SSD to Inspiron 5520 and below is the configuration supported:
Capacity: 32 GB
Speed: 3 Gb/s
Size: 1.18" x 2"
Please reach back to me via private message if you have any more query's.
Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information

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Hi, does my laptop support mSATA SSD? I'm planning to add a SSD to my laptop. I have 2 options: 1. Add a mSATA ssd 2. Replace the current HDD with normal SSD and add the HDD using Caddy. I'm not sure whether my laptop supports mSATA SSD. Can I add it to my laptop? My computer specifications: HP dv6 7040tx In the user guide, it has been provided that it supports mSATA of 16 GB. I'm not sure whether I can add 250 GB mSATA. Thanks













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A:mSATA compatiblity for my laptop

   It does support an mSATA mSSD but not quite in the way you are thinking. Your laptop uses the first generation of hardware utilizing the mSATA. The mSATA was only used as a "cache" which speeds up a regular mechanical hard drive using Intel Rapid Storage technology. These are usually no larger than 32 gigs and when activated, bond with the mechanical drive in a type of RAID array. The cache holds boot files and commonly accessed program files and does speed the operation up quite a bit. It is just not as good as a pure SSD for sustained read and write operations. If a regular 2.5 inch hard drive is present in the main SATA bay the mSSD cannot be the boot drive.  Your best and speediest configuration is to place a 2.5 inch SATA SSD in the main bay and then if you need storage use a DVD drive caddy. I don't really like those arrangements and since the price of SSDs has come down a bit a 1 TB is actually a viable option and should be all the storage anyone really needs. What with the cloud and all. And the mSATA disks are no faster than a 2.5 inch SATA SSD.  Post back with any more questions.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Are there any differences in the motherboards between the regular XPS 8700 and the Special Edition 8700?   Or all the differences in the configurations of the add-on hardware (memory, hard disk, graphics card, SSD, etc.)?
If I purchase a non-special edition 8700, and I want to add a mSATA SSD, are there any particular brands or specifications I need to consider for the SSD to be compatible?
I appreciate any help you can provide.
David
 

A:XPS 8700 motherboard and mSATA SSD

DELL-Andrew FThe XPS 8700 has an advance graphics card which is expandable to NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 660 1.5G GDDR5. And HDD is expandable up to 2000GB Sata Drives and Up to 16GB Dual channel DDR3 RAM
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This can not be true because I talked to a dell service rep last night Jessica M. and she said that the RAM was upgradeable to 32G on the XPS 8700

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Hi,

i tryed to recovery my SO because it was very slow and the recovery program wasn't working ( don?t know why ) so i made the download of the new windows 10 ISO and used a bootable usb drive to install. In a BIG mistake i formatted and deleted all the partitions so i stayed with the 24 gb SDD drive and the 1tb SATA.

The installation was done and i tryed to open the sdd drive ( on ?"my computer" paste ) said with was necessary to format i just pressed OK, after that the sdd drive disappear, i checked in the disk management in the bios and nothing.

So the problem is, now the fast boot isn't working when i install the rapid intel storage drivers says "don't found the sdd drive". So how can i fix this? The laptop is working well but without the fast boot working! Less important but pretty sure that one thing will fix the other, now when i put the default settings on the bios when i restart go again to the bios so i need to turn off the fast boot, enable the CSH ( or something similar ) and disable the secure boot.

Thanks a lot for the help!

A:MSata SDD Drive disappear !

There was an issue with an older version of windows 10 preview - where drives where being lost - it was a clitch in the coding concerning the flagging of the drive..

better off asking a tenforums.com

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Hi, Sorry if this has been asked before, but I have tried to search in here and only found the confirmation for W520, and not for P50. I just got to ask prior of buying one, can I put and use mSATA SSD on P50 WWAN slot just like how it works on W520? Thanks.



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Hello guys, I have a lenovo y500 which I just replaced both hard drives, the 1TB for a SSD and the 16gb mSata for 256GB mSata disk, the thing is my older mSata is dead which all the information is gone, is there any softwares that I should download, I am running Windows 10. The ONE KEY RECOVERY button doesnt work anymore. Any guide on what to do when you change the hard drives?

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Hi,
I have a Latitude E6320 laptop.
There are 3 mini PCI connectors inside:
- one for WiFi card;
- one for WWAN card;
- and one with nothing wrriten on it.
Is it possible to use this "unnamed" slot for mSATA SSD?
Thanks

A:Latitude e6320 with mSATA?

No - the only SSD supported by this system is a 2.5" SATA SSD -- no mSATA support.

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Hi, 
I have an older XPS 8500 with a 32GB SSD installed and would like to take that out and add it to my new XPS 8900, that already has a 32GB SSD installed.  
Can I do this (have 2 SSD drives?) First, is this worth  doing? What would be the advantage I could gain? And if doable and advantageous, what do I need to do to install the 2nd SSD? And is there anything I need to be careful of or recommended setup to make the most out of the 2nd (additional) SSD drive?
Thanks!
Morgan

A:XPS 8900, adding a second mSATA SSD?

In the below picture of the XPS 8900 motherboard, there are two M.2 slots, #9 and #21. We install a WLAN card in #21. But you could remove it and install another mSATA drive.

The next thing to consider is which of the current drives is hosting the operating system. If the operating system resides on the current mSATA drive and the data is on the slower sata 3 drive, there should not be any issues adding another storage drive. Also be sure to create the operating system backup DVD or USB key in case you need to reinstall. Then take pictures of the bios screens to reference when you change the hardware. Take some time and read through this thread.

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I just ordered the Intel 525 120gb and waiting for it to arrive. I won't be cloning my current windows installation and will do a fresh install.

I have Y580 with a 1TB HDD, with all my files + programs etc.. Basically, I want to ask you if I will be doing the installation process right:

1) Install the msata on board.
2) Change the boot sequence in BIOS to boot from the SSD.
3) Install Windows 7 from a USB on the SSD.
4) Boot Windows 7 and install all drivers + apps.

Is the process right? Also I have two questions:
Won't I have two Windows 7 installation? Would that be a problem? Could I uninstall Windows 7 (while keeping my data files on the HDD) before I install 7 on the SSD?
Is their something I should do to enhance the performance of the SSD? Like installing Intel SSD toolbox and rapid technology?


Thanks!

A:Installing Windows 7 on a new mSATA

Unplug the other HD's during install to the SSD.

Have your network LAN driver in the backup so if its not provided you can get online quickly to do all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates, after enabling Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware (Step 3).

Only import drivers still missing in Device Manager after all rounds of Updates are done with reboots, keep Checking for Updates. Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices - Windows 7 Help Forums

After install plug back in the HD, shrink old WIn7 partition to move the User folders to a new data partition you make, rightclick each User folder to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums, or from the new Win7 you can move to HD the User Folders - Change Default Location - although moving User folders will make the new data partition on HD a System drive required to be included in Win7 backup images.

If there is a IRST driver it will be installed or you can install it from the mobo maker's Support Downloads webpage.

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Hi can i install an msata harddrive in my hp elitebook 2570p.











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A:ELITEBOOK 2570P MSATA

You cannot. There is no slot for an mSATA storage device. There is a WWAN slot next to the WLAN slot that looks like an mSATA slot, but on this laptop it is not: Service Manual Post back with any more questions. 

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A:Replacement SSD mSATA 32Gb

That error refers to the hard drive failing - not the SSD.
Before the drive fails completely, make a set of recovery media if you haven't done so - -you will need it once you replace the drive.
You will also need a backup of all your data that's on the hard drive, as it will be lost when you replace the failing drive.

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Hey guys I just pulled the bottom panel off of my HP m6-k015dx and noticed that it has a pcie expansion slot. I was wondering if I could use this slot to add a 120gb msata ssd in the laptop. I tried searching online but nothing came up except sites where I could buy my laptop.

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you.

A:HP m6-k015dx msata ssd install

No mention of it in the manual ?

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My laptop drivers page gives a msata driver, but i cant figure where it physically goes. does this model come wih msata port? hp envy 14-2166se.

A:Does my laptop support msata?

Hi, From the Maintenance and Service Guide (page 2), there is an option to have mSATA drive: Supports the following single solid-state drive configurations:? 128-GB, mSATA? 80-GB, mSATA? 160-GB, SATA But you need to buy the right part for it and looks like you have to throw out the HDD. Please check the book (page 56) Link:   http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-ENVY-14-Notebook-PC-series/5145656/model/5259989/manuals I think I replied a similar post few days ago: you simply can't add. Option: remove the ODD (CD/DVD drive) and try to (a) Replace HDD with SDD,(b) Throw away the ODD and use a caddy to house old HDD Regards.    

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Hello, I have Acer M5 481tg (IND) [2012 version], I have problem with the mSATA SSD. My SSD just detected as 2048 byte of size (actually it's must equal 20480 MB ~ 20 GB). It's just happen after i'm retsart my PCBefore of that my sound card usually not detected (but when im shuting down my PC and bring it at cool place, the sound card detected again)And please help me, i have one greater problem now. That my PC cannot login to BIOS because the SU password set, and i don't know the password ._.Please if you know the solution, just reply thisThx
 
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A:M5 481tg mSATA SSD problem

Also i have one questionIt's okay if i change my mSATA SSD with SAMSUNG 850 EVO mSATA 250GB SATA III Internal SSD Single Unit Version MZ-M5E250BW ? Thx

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Hi,

soon I will receive a Toshiba Tecra Z40-B-12P laptop, part number PT45GE-06S03F7J, it comes with a 250GB mSATA SSD. I want to know if it is possible to install a second additional 2.5" hard disk or I have to choose between having a mSATA SSD vs regular 2.5" HD.

Thank you.

A:mSATA SSD + 2.5" HD on Tecra Z40-B-12P

Well, some models are equipped with an mSATA SSD instead of a hard disk drive.
But there is only one place to connect the SSD/HDD or mSATA SSD drive.

In case of mSATA SSD drive, there is an special mSATA HOLDER which allows you to connect the mSATA SSD to an 2.5” SATA controller.

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I have a Tecra M10-1KR (GM45/GM47 chipset) and would like to upgrade it with a ADATA XM13 60GB (mSATA). There is one free PCIe mini slot unter the keyboard, but unfortunately i found no information if the mainboard will accept mSATA modules.


Regards, Harald Katzler.

A:Tecra M10 mSATA compatible?

I cannot say for sure if this mini PCI module would be compatible.
Fact is that the TECRA M10 is equipped with Intel GM45/GL40?Cantiga (G) MCH? as North Bridge, Intel ICH9M as South Bridge and R5C847 as Card Controller.

The both miniPCI card slots are used for 3G or Intel Turbo Memory and WLan
Some models supports Intel Turbo Memory.
Intel Turbo Memory (Robson) in PCI Express Mini Card slot 2 and also some models are equipped with PCI Express Mini Card type 3G card in PCI Express Mini Card slot 2.

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I have a XPS One 2710 with a 1 TB HD
I want to add a 128 GB SDD in the mSATA slot.
I want to used the SSD as the boot drive for Windows. I do not want to use it as a cache with Intel RST.
1) Can I do it?
2) Intel RST is not set to RAID. I assume that is OK, I can simply add the SSD and the change the boot order in the BIOS
3) I will then install Windows and the Dell programs on the SSD from the Dell recovery disks that I created. Is that OK?
4) Is this configuration preferable rather than using the Intel RST cache?
5) Wil I have problems later when I will upgrade to Windows 8? I read "Do not disable Intel RST in BIOS, unrecoverable blue screen".

A:XPS One 2710 - Adding mSATA SSD

Hi afro22,
Dell XPS One 2710 can be upgraded to ‘mSATA’ drive. You can purchase mSATA SSD for your system and install it on the mSATA slot. You can attach 32GB/256GB mSATA SSD for Dell XPS One 2710.
paolo norberto,
You can go ahead and create recovery disks by following the steps mentioned in the link below.
http://dell.to/VniuuO
Please let me know if it helps.

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I've used the following article to change my boot disk to mSATA Triple your speed Laptop magazine


EDIT: Win 7 pro / Lenovo T520 Thinkpad / 8GB ram.
I installed the mSATA Intel 525 120GB SATA III
quite a while ago and it's been sitting and doing nothing. I did run Intel tools on it and I also used Macrium to image the original HD and I plonked it down on the new mSATA.
Laptop has been rebooted many times. mSATA seems stable.

I got to the step in the article above where I'm supposed to boot to the mSATA and load easyBCD to change the drive letter.
Last 'successful' step was going into the BIOS and changing the boot option to the SSD.
When I try to boot I get
Autochk program not found, skipping and BSOD.
The BSOD is very quick and unusually short. It looks like 2 or 3 lines only. The laptop then quickly reboots.

The mSATA is MBR and has only one partition.

I have no idea what to do next. Any help would be appreciated.

The good news is that I can still boot to the original HD and Win 7 still works!

EDIT: Apparently this means there is a problem with the boot record.
I loaded the Win 7 disc and tried a system repair. It ran but couldn't repair.
Went into recovery cmd prompt as administrator.

/bootrec rebuilding - found 0 windows installs
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A:Installing mSata SSD to T520

ChrisPbass, I always recommend removal or disconnect all other hard disks when installing the OS, it saves a lot of aggravation
and allows the OS to be properly installed and bootable.
I would remove the existing drives and do a re-install on the SSD without any other drives present.

Rich

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Heya,

i'm looking for infos if there's a mSATA port hidden within the L70-A-13Z and wether it's already used by some hardware or if it is free for an additional 256gb kingston msata device.

I've seen some connectors which could be msata or mpcie but without dismanteling the keyboard it seems i won't be able to have a closer look xD

with best regards
cann0nf0dder

A:Is mSATA port available on Satellite Pro L70-A-13Z

> i'm looking for infos if there's a mSATA port hidden within the L70-A-13Z and wether it's already used by some hardware or if it is free for an additional 256gb kingston msata device.
Unfortunately such mSATA port isn?t available and it?s not part of the main board.

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A:Y500 mSATA SSD Installation

hey i have already baught samsung evo msata 250 and planning to install it like you did. I have windows and ubuntu side by side. It is very important for me to keet both of them. so i was curious about your updates.. cheers

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A:mSATA as main Drive??

Hi jaybowtie,You can use the mSATA drive as the main boot drive that has a capacity of 128GB or higher. You will need to change the SATA operation setting in the BIOS to AHCI and select it as the primary boot device. You may have to reinstall Windows 7 on the mSATA drive.

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Has anybody successfully installed an mSATA drive in the WWAN slot of a Latitude XT3? Is this even possible?
Thanks,
Yostin

A:XT3 mSATA in WWAN slot

mSATA requires a different type of electrical connection - which the socket isn't designed for, so it will not work.

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Hello, i read a lot about crucial temperature for their msata drives but what about other brands? Do they also IDLE @50C? and jump to 60-70C? when reading/writing a lot..? This is pretty annoying, it's the hottest part of the laptop..!

A:Temperature of mSATA SSDs...

Blame notebooks, not the SSDs. It is the restrictive space and lack of air flow due to insufficient fan support in notebook cases that prevents efficient extraction of the SSD's heat that is the real problem here. While 70?C is disconcerting, the fact SSDs are physically smaller and have much less "mass" than hard drives means those 70?C sources of heat have much less impact on over all heat inside the notebook case (like a lit match in a room compared to a lit fireplace).

There really is nothing you can do but to ensure good air flow with regular cleaning to prevent buildup of heat trapping dust, and perhaps the use of a Notebook Cooling Pad w/ext. power supply (a good idea anyway) to ease your concerns.

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Can anyone confirm this, the specifications PDF says it uses mSata, but the configuration shows pcie SSD options.
Are the slots in the 17 R4 mSata or M2 slots?
Regards

Steve.

A:Alienware 17 R4 laptop -Uses mSATA?!

They are M.2 PCIe -- not MSATA or M.2 SATA.
(assuming this is the 17R4 and not the older M17x R4, which is a totally different system).

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I cannot seem to vind any information on the interface of the msata WWAN slot of my m4700. If possibble i would like to install a samsung 850 EVO msata but i do not know if this is compatible at max speed of sata600 or compatible at all.Many thanks,
Itsumi

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Hi, I am planning to buy Lenovo Thinkpad E550. I want to have a SSD drive along with HDD. Currently, Lenovo is not providing this option. They either have HDD or SSD. I want to know whether E550 comes with an mSATA port so that I can attach a separate SSD on my own. I want to have both drives along with each other with SSD hosting the OS. Also, I do not want to go either with complete SSD option (available at a higher price) nor with a hybrid option (as SSD comes as cache).  Thanks,--Neeraj

A:mSATA port for E550

E550 provides M.2 42 mm. port. for connecting an m.2 SSD.Search for 2242 m.2 SSD This is actually faster port than mSATA and you can connect other devices, rather than only SSD. For example a WLAN card. 

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Recently I bought a 27" HP Envy Recline computer.  It is a nice system, but it I am baffled by the decision  to use a slow 5400 rpm HD as a primary drive. I know an user can easily replace the 1 TB HD on these system (in fact this was the deciding factor in my purchase of this computer over a iMac), but can the same be done with the msata SSD?  As one can now find 500 GB msata drives for around $300, it is tempting to replace the 16 GB drive with something larger and use it as the system and program drive, while relegating the 1 TB drive to data storage.

A:Is it possible to replace the 16 GB msata ssd drive on a 27"...

Hi, The 27" Recline is a very, very nice AOI.  I have been looking at the 23" model. I totally understand what you want to do.  I have seen systems where the mSATA can used as an independent boot drive.  I have also seen systems where the solution once worked but then after a BIOS update the mSATA would no longer work even after reverting back to the previous BIOS level.  Whether the mSATA will be recognize by the BIOS as a bootable device is the big question. This would be a project that even I would like to try just to see if I could get it work.  The more practical approach would be to use a typical SSD without using mSATA.  The removal of the existing mSATA requires that several pieces of the Recline be removed. While the process is not all the difficult it's not for everyone. There are some questions and situations that come to mind. Will the BIOS allow the mSATA device to be used as a boot eligible device?Will the HP external recovery media recognize the mSATA as an eligible load device?The Windows 8 boot load pointer needs to be changed to the mSATA port. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on the Recline as a mentioned before so that I could give it a go. 

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I have windows 8.1 pro on an msata. This is for use in a simple kiosk. When I move the msata to a different motherboard the bios display comes up instead of Windows. Is there any way to transfer the msata to the other motherboard?

A:msata win8.1 pro to new motherboard possible?

You cannot transfer Windows to significantly different hardware without sysprepping it first.

Make sure your license allows you to move the install to a new machine.

put the Mata drive back into the last machine, log into the administrator account.

Run "sysprep.exe", tick "generalize" and then tell sysprep to shut down.
once it shuts off, transfer the drive to the new motherboard and you're set.

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After upgrading to Windows 10 a while back, I have noticed that my MSATA SSD 24GB is not being used anymore for caching (I'm assuming this is what it was orginally used for) I'm wondering how to get it back in use again and how to use it as a drive for storage. (Ideally I would upgrade it to a 256gb and install OS and MS office, photoshop, etc on it and keep the 500gb 5400RPM HDD as file storage where speed won't matter. Anybody had any luck? Or can direct me how to get this going? I am able to see the drive listed, but can't boot to it, it won't show up in my boot menu when going through to f12 V7-481P-6455 Thanks!

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I bought a HP 350 G1 laptop in order to use the mSATA slot. My surprise was when i wanted to install the SSD in the slot, I saw that the slot was not even soldered on the motherboard altought the mSATA "word" is there. I saw in the manual that the models with Intel processor have the support for mSATA and the ones with AMD processor don't support mSATA. I have Intel I5 processor but as I said the mSATA slot is missing. Please someone who has this model to take a look at the slot to see if is there, and please an HP moderator to help me with this problem. The model is in the picture attached. Thank you.

A:hp 350 g1 laptop does not have mSATA slot soldered on the mo...

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I didn't find anywhere if this model has extra slot, since I want to buy SSD if possible. Moreover any suggestions which one would be best suited for my laptop? Best regards, N

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1. Does the x220 thinkpad support SATA III 6Gb/s for the mSATA slot or through the 2.5" drive?2. If so, is it possible to connect the mSATA via PCIe in a way it will support 6Gb/s ?2. Is the mSATA limited to 80GB capacity as said here:"80GB mSATA SSD fits in the WWAN slot. As a result, it is not available with WWAN"( from http://shop.lenovo.com/ISS_Static/ww/wci/us/ww/pdf/X220_datasheet.pdf ) I haven't encountered any official answer throughout the web. I would really appreciate one. Very thanks.Avi










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A:X220 mSATA, SSD & ExpressCard Questions

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
1- The mPCIe slot that can accept either WWAN cards or mSATA SSDs is limited to SATA II (3Gb/s).
2- Not that I know of or have ever heard reported. SATA III is supported on the main bay and the dock connectors.
3- I, and others, are running 256GB mSATA SSDs quite successfully. My X220 hasn't stuttered once in over 2 years.
 
Hope this helps.
Regards.

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mSATA to 7 pin adapter for SSD or HDD: mSATA to 7pin SATA Adapter

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I ordered a Dell XPS 8500 Special Edition desktop with a 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate OS installed on a 500GB Samsung 840 SSD and a 3TB HDD for videos/music/documents/etc. I want to install Windows 8 so that it will be a dual boot system along with Windows 7. Each OS will be on a separate SSD. I have an empty mSATA port. So, I've ordered a mSATA to 7 pin adapter like above to connect a 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD to and to install Windows 8 on it. I understand that this mSATA connector should make the 256GB SSD bootable.

The desktop comes with an OEM Windows 8 installation disk. I have a Windows 8 Pro upgrade disk. What would happen if I had to install Windows 8 a second time on the same SSD on the same desktop? I've read that the 8 Pro upgrade deletes the original OEM serial number. How would I install Win 8 again if I would need to for some reason? Would I have to purchase another edition of Win 8?

With the 3TB HDD, I would like to partition it so that both Win 7 and Win 8 can use it, but on separate partitions. How would I do this? Would it be like any partition? GTP?

Thank you for your help on this. I'm not well versed in computerology. I am a 61 year old rookie, so to speak.

A:Win 8 install on SSD connected to mSATA 7 pin adapter

I ordered a Dell XPS 8500 Special Edition desktop with a 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate OS installed on








The desktop comes with an OEM Windows 8 installation disk.



You can only install one of the OS's (windows 7 or 8)






I have a Windows 8 Pro upgrade disk.



If you install Windows 7, You can upgrade your Windows 7 x64 with the Windows 8 upgrade, but to dual boot you will need the full version.

Upgrade to Windows 8 - Microsoft Windows







Originally Posted by Microsoft


Purchasing a full version of Windows 8


If you want to build your own PC and install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, or want an additional operating system running in either a local virtual machine or separate partition (including a Mac), you can purchase the Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro System Builder products (OEM versions). If available in your country or region, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro System Builder products can be purchased at participating stores, you'll need to ask a sales rep for more info. This version doesn't include customer support.

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I would like to know if i can add a msata dive. would like to use it as a chase drive. the manual lists one but no diagram to where it goes. if yes i can add can someone tell where it located? i see some can put in without tearing the note book apart thanks Billl 

A:HP Envy 17-J181nr msata drive

Sorry what is a chase drive?

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Hi. After I upgraded my hardware to a WD Black 750GB and a LiteonIT LMT-128M6M mSata SSD, I am having issues with my UEFI. When I boot the laptop, It reports that I have no bootable file for UEFI. I can bypass this using the "Boot from file" option in Boot options and manually select the efi file. I can not have this problem get in my way for school and large projects. What I did before - I upgraded from windows 7 Pro "Legacy" 2 days ago. I turn on UEFI native in the BIOS and installed windows 10 Pro. Everything was going smooth until I hit the restart part of installing windows. I was able to boot from the ssd with no problem in Windows 7 Pro "Legacy".  I am on Bios F.61

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I have an Asus VivoBook that came with a 24GB mSATA (separated into two partions) cache drive and a 465 GB spinning drive partitioned into half. After basis setup, I appear to be using about 40GB.

I've done some homework and it appears that because of Bios limitations that replacing the mSATA drive with something bigger is not an option. I'd also prefer to not replace the spinning drive for cost reasons.

I'm evaluating the benefit of pruning my boot drive to its essentials and moving everything unessential to the its own partition on the spinning drive, then cloning this and moving it to the mSATA drive and rejiggering the boot sequence.

Would love to find a guide or utility that walks through this step by step... or any other guidance.

A:Want to Migrate Boot to 24GB mSATA?

What came preinstalled on the Asus -- Win7 or Win8?

You've got what some folks refer to as a Hybrid drive setup -- SSD + HDD. What makes you think that it is not already configured for optimum performance -- by the vendor?

Also, if the SSD is indeed a "cache drive", there may not be any way to install anything permanent on it.

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If I were to add an mSATA hard drive - around the 512Gig to 1TB size - to an HP lappy, how would I transfer the OS (Win8.1) and other crap from the existing hard drive and make it boot from the mSATA drive? I will be keeping the existing HDD for data storage.

Any recommendations as to mSATA drives? - UK prices please.

A:Adding mSATA to lappy advice

The msata drive must be GPT partitioned to be bootable unless you prefer MBR and legacy mode.

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hi @ll, i got now my new HP ENVY 17-j017sg / F1Y59EA#ABD. i like to use mSATA with both HDDs. Now i deployed at first the mSATA (with out HDDs), installed Windows8.1 64 and all worked fine. But now if i plug one or both hdds on, my system doesn't boot. I see all 3 devices in the Bios or the Intel RST Sata Driver. also i tryed a reinstall of windows (in the installer i also see all 3 devices). So i installed Windows on the mSATA. But on the Restart i got the screen"Please install an operating system on your hard disk."Hard Disk (3F0)  i Updatet also the Bios (have now F.43) I hope one of you could help me, thanks a lot,Manuel











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A:HP ENVY 17-j017sg mSATA & 2xHDD

hey, i have an update. Now my System boot from "D" (a hard disk) and load all from c: (my mSATA). it is quite easy... but with some restrictions firstly: you cant use the Raid function the worse bios cant load the bootloader from a raid(0 or 1). (thats was my problem, i got every time "no bootable files"... *crap*, and with that you cant use your own bootloader like bootus or bcd ... secondly: the mSATA boot takes without the efi ~ 15 Seconds with efi 8 Seconds (no problem)(without efi)00 sec - PowerUP03 sec - Controller Window06 sec - Controller window closed -> Window Startuplogo15 sec - logged in thats my way: 1. Bios Settings : - remove the HDDs and deployed the mSATA, install Win8 on the mSATA (it is now "C"). - attach the HDDscontroller settings should look like this F9 -> Change boot order -> boot from the Win8 DVD Now select "Internal CD/DVD Rom" (not the UEFI)... boot the repair console.(format the HDD drives (its easy with diskpart) finaly write the bcd to your first HDD. -> ( c: is my mSATA devcie, d: is my first HDD )bcdboot c:\windows /s d: windows 8 finaly boot =) *yeeah* 

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Hey all, I thought hardware the right place for this since it is what I am confused and worried about. A little info- I've ordered a new laptop rig coming preloaded with Windows 7. The hardware setup in question is a Raid 0 (2x500 7200hdd) with 64g mSATA caching SSD. I plan to shrink the volume with windows management and then install Windows 8 on the new partition.

How will this setup behave? Will the mSATA caching disk be shared by the two OS's and programs? Could this lead to conflict or degradation in performance? Or will it be ok since I will probably be using the same programs and files from one OS to the other? Or is this not even possible...

Thanks everyone!

Brian

A:64g mSATA caching SSD and Win Dual Boot

If the cache drive requires drivers downloaded, it may require these drivers to be loaded seperately onto each OS. The cache SSD's that I have read about have only one usable copy of the software per drive. Also I believe that only Sandisk cache drives will work with RAID. Other makes only work with C partition only. This subject requires very careful research before proceeding, My knowledge of this is limited and may be wrong.

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Hi every one can help me recovery my merory on my msata ssd 24gb on my laptop asus tp 500lb
FIRST I CHECK IT ON DISK MANAGEMENT
AND I CHECK IT ON IRST
AND I CHECK IT ON HD TUN
CAN I HELP ME IT LOST 23,80GB

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Hi all, I just installed an MSATA SSD 120G on the sprout, it runs much faster than on the Solid State Hybrid Drive.I have 2 Hard drives installed now, the original 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive and on MSATA SSD 120GB running windows 8.1. I opted for WIN 8.1 because of driver problems on win10. Now i have a problem installng the HP workspace, it gives me 9996 error i will try to solve this and share the solution if i find one.  

A:HP Sprout - MSATA SSD installation success

The sprou has an MSATA SSD port slot, if it had 2 port i whould have tried RIDE 0 , at least it has one port, not bad.

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