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

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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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Can you put a mSATA SSD card into a ExpressCard Slot?

Obviously some sort of adapter would be required, but is it possible to fit a mSATA card into an ExpressCard slot? Or equivalently does there exist an ExpressCard mSATA caddy or similar?
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How comes mSATA and SATA SSDs have pretty much the same capacity?

mSATA SSDs look much smaller than SATA SSDs. How comes mSATA and SATA SSDs have pretty much the same capacity? I.e. of of now Samsung 850 EVO mSATA SSD can't have more than 1 TB, just like the Samsung ...
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Laptop mSata SSD data loss after shutdown

Laptop: Acer Aspire M5-481TG mSata SSD: Liteonit LMT-128-M3M SSD is first in boot order, I have also tried every other boot order but nothing works. I have also tried resetting BIOS settings. Issue: ...
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mSATA size mismatch and inaccessible partition strangeness

Trying to do data recovery on an mSATA SSD from an Acer laptop... Kingston SMSR150S3/256GB First symptom was simply Windows not booting. Older history of the disk from when the laptop was purchased ...
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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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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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Dell E5450 - mSATA not found by BIOS but is by Linux Live CD

I have a Dell Latitude E5450 with a 128GB mSATA drive, which has been working fine for 3 months. I have the latest firmware for the BIOS (A10). I have Fedora 22 installed on this disk and have had ...
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mSata 32GB is not recognized by Windows 10

So this is odd. I have a 32GB SSD connected into my motherboard through a mSata port. This device is recognized by the BIOS, but Windows 10 will not list it as one of my drives. When I run the tool ...
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Intel Smart Response with mSATA SSD vs OS installed on mSATA SSD

I have Dell XPS 15 L501X laptop which has recently diagnosed with malfunctioning mSATA SSD. Dell support suggested me to replace this drive. I am planning to replace it with 128GB or 256GB SSD and ...
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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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Boot failure with samsung 850 evo msata installed in hp envy 15-100j

I have windows 10 installed in my HP envy 15-100j. I have 1 tb harddisk with msata slot empty at the time I bought the laptop. Now I bought a new Samsung 850 evo msata ssd (250gb) and when I install ...
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Replacing a MSATA SSD

I have a Lenovo U410 laptop with a faulty MSATA SSD. I want to replace this drive but I am not sure if there are any restrictions to it as you have with conventional SSD's (e.g. bus speed). What ...
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mSATA SSD + 2.5" SSD RAID

I was recently given a an Alienware M17x as a birthday present. The thing is a damn powerhouse lol. Anyways, I was thinking of getting rid of my desktop now since this laptop does everything it can ...
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mini PCIe ssd compatability

I have an ASRock Q1900 ITX motherboard which has a mini PCIe slot on it. I'd like to put an SSD in it, and bought one of these: ...
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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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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 ...