mSATA devices are small scale SSD drives commonly used to cache larger slower hard disc drives

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msata ssd inside wwan port - dell P11F

I want to know if it is possible to let a mSATA ssd work inside a mini PCIe slot intended for a wwan card (It says wwann/tv)? I know that there is a difference between mSATA and mini PCIe but I also ...
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Which of these is the mSata slot?

Hey this is a latitude E5540 notebook and I wish to insert a mSATA SSD (intel 530) in it. But I'm not sure where is the mSATA slot. I think its the one next to "ref. to manual" but it looks so small. ...
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Performance of MSATA to 2.5" SATA adapter

I have recently bought an MSATA SSD as well as an adapter case that fits into my laptop 2.5" SATA bay. I have connected it in two configurations: - first through the adapter to the 2.5" SATA slot - ...
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Setting up a small SSD

I've decided to improve my Swiss-Army knife laptop by buying a mSATA SSD to give me the flexibility to access multiple operating systems. My question is, do the following seem reasonable? Windows 7 ...
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SSD drives lifetime

Some years ago when I was looking to buy an SSD drive, I remember reading about how SSD drives had low lifetime with frequent read/writes, so I backed off. Now I see this in Specifications: ...
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Will a SATA SSD drive work in WWAN (miniPCIe) slot?

My company gave me a Dell E6450 with a built in 256 GB SSD (way too small). Dell does not make a CDROM replacement SSD for the E6450 (!!!), believe it or not. Therefore, I see a good option as ...
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Windows8.1/Ubuntu Dual Boot from HDD/mSATA

I know that there are a lot of posts dealing with this issue; unfortunately, none of the proposed solutions worked for me. here is my problem: I would like to set a dual boot for Windows8.1 installed ...
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EeePC 1005HA 2nd Hard drive?

I have an old Eeepc 1005HA netbook lying around that I want to turn into a lightweight home server. As part of its server duties, I'd like it to host some NAS drives and maybe a small personal ...
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What's the difference between mini PCIe and mSATA interfaces and SSDs?

Are they even different at all? I've seen SSDs being sold on the market being tagged with both mSATA and mini PCIe such as this one. I've seen marketing ads that say mini PCIe are better than mSATA ...
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Is there any way to use a 500G 2.5" SATA HDD with a computer with an old i845 chipset? [closed]

I have an old computer lying around that uses the Intel i845 chipset. It is conencted to a 40GB, 5800RPM 3.5" Seagate ST340015A Ultra ATA HDD that recently went kaput. It uses an 80-conductor 40-pin ...
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How to change drive letter in Win 7 dual HD mSata and regular

I have just added a new mSata HD to my computer and I am unable to change the drive letter. This is a latop/notebook running Windows 7 SP1. I have tried the traditional method right click my computer ...
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Disable virtual memory in Windows 8 is good?

I have an ultrabook hybrid with a SSD (mSata) and HDD working with intel rapid storage and my PC has 6 GB of ram. So I want to know if I can disable virtual memory and what other things should I do to ...
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Installing windows 7 on Inspiron 14z hybrid hdd/ssd

So the copy of Windows 8 wont boot on my Inspiron 14z Ultrabook, I don't have a recovery disc, and don't want to wait for Dell to send me a new disc. I think I'd rather have Windows 7 anyways. I have ...
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Installing applications off Msata SSD Drive?

So i have a windows 7 running on a 32GB Msata SSD drive. I have tons of game to install, (Dota2, GTA , NBA.. etc) and definitely the SSD is not enough to fit in all this things. So my question is if ...
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How can I prohibit to Windows7 to turn off my HDD?

I have a notebook: ThinkPad Edge E530. I have just installed a new mSATA drive. The OS is installed on the mSATA drive, and the data are stored on the HDD. While using the computer (browsing etc.) I ...
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mSATA drive swap for Wireless card

I was doing some cleaning of my older Acer Aspire 3860 laptop and noticed that my wireless card looks alot like an mSATA drive. I have not been inside laptops too often (clean, add RAM) but never ...
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How to check if laptop supports mSATA?

I have Dell inspiron 7520 laptop which has two configurations with mSATA connection and preinstalled mSATA card and without mSATA connection. Mine is without preinstalled mSATA card, but I found in ...
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Raid 0 with Sata 3 and MSata SSDs

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 laptop, which has an MSata slot for MSata SSDs. The laptop came with a Seagate 5400 RPM 1TB HDD which I put in an external enclosure and installed an AData SP 900 Pro SSD ...
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How much space does mSATA drive take? [closed]

I have a board with one mPCIex fullsize and the other one halfsize. I was wondering whether do I need the fullsize slot for mSATA drive or the halfsize slot would suffice ? The exact drive would be: ...
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How do I install Windows 7 to boot with UEFI and Intel RST

I need to install Windows 7 x64 over the existing OS (unwanted factory issued Win8, for which I've already made restore media for) on a Dell XPS 15 (L521x). It needs to use UEFI boot and use the 128GB ...
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How do I install Windows 7 (with Intel RST) and Linux to dual boot on a Dell XPS 15?

I have recieved a new $work laptop, a Dell XPS 15 with a 128GB mSATA drive and a a 1TB 5400 HDD. It came with Windows 8 installed, which is not supported by my employer and must be re-installed with ...
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Installing Ubuntu to dual-boot from mSATA

I'm about to recieve a 2012 Dell XPS 15 with 128GB mSATA and 1TB 5400rpm HDD, it should come with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. I understand that Smart Response Technology (SRT) in the Intel Rapid Storage ...
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Install mSATA SSD on Lenovo A720

I apologize in advance for using tag names in title, it seemed it would be clearer this way I just purchased a Lenovo A720 and they have a more expensive version than what I purchased that has a ...
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Upgrading msata Dell xps 14 ultrabook

I'm planning to upgrade the msata of my dell xps 14 to a Mushkin Atlas msata. Currently my machine has the intel caching enabled. When I upgrade the drive and switch the sata mode to AHCI, will the ...
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Dell XPS 8500 how to disable the msata ssd from being used as a caching device

Is there a way to disable the msata ssd to be used as a caching device? I want to install a regular SSD drive in sata 3 port and I don't want it to be cached by the msata. Otherwise it will make it ...
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Ubuntu on an XPS 14 Ultrabook with mSATA cache and 500GB HD - how to partition for dual boot?

I am getting an XPS 14 ( http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-14-l421x/pd ) and I want to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. This thing has a 500GB standard HD and a 32GB mSATA that can be used as cache. Does ...
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How is the extra mSATA SSD disk used/configured in a Dell XPS laptop?

Some machines in the new XPS laptop range from Dell come with a regular, large (500GB+) HDD and an additional 32GB m-SATA SSD. The only detail I can find about this extra drive on the Dell site is ...
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How could I connect my spare mSATA SSD to my laptop?

So I have a laptop, a ThinkPad T500. With a couple of USB 2.0 ports, an UltraBay (DVD-RW slim drive), and an inner miniPciEx (as far as I know) connectors. Now... I have a spare mSATA SSD lying ...