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When in doubt visit the Manufacturer's Website. Their website lists the laptop as having the capabilities of 2 M.2 SSDs and one HDD. The website does get a little bit convoluted though, however it seems to be that there are TWO M.2 slots along with a SATA3 slot. The M.2 slots are fed by the PCIe lanes instead of SATA3 lanes, so in this situation you'd be ...


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The motherboard might have sunk in a little bit inside the case, and the metal bracket at the end of the graphics card (which supports it on the edge of the backplate) wouldn't allow it to be pushed down further to fit properly. I folded a piece of plastic (expired membership card) below the motherboard to support it a little bit higher inside the case. ...


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I was jus surfing Amazon.com and found your exact same card (same picture). According to the listing, it comes with both half height and full height brackets. If this is in fact your card, I am sure you could find the full height bracket on eBay if you already own the adapter. I have found many half height quad Ethernet brackets on eBay for very little ...


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I wouldn't mess with the plate (see my comment). It's going to be very hard to find something that fits that device. If you're really stuck on that particular card, then there are all kinds of PCIe adapters or extenders on ebay. Just search on that. Since you'll be screwing the bracket in on the top, it should be basically ok to not have it seated on the ...


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Question 1 & 2: Yes, as TECHIE007 already said. You can store items on a PCIe drive and it will appear as a drive under My Computer. Usually the reason for going to PCIe instead of a SATA SSD is due to bandwidth restrictions provided by the connector, as there are SSDs which can use up the available bandwidth. However, if crazy performance isn't your ...


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The key is that you need to disable RAID entirely in the BIOS. If your BIOS is old, it will not support disabling RAID, and you will need to update it first. Here is a screenshot of my successful SATA Configuration settings in the BIOS: Press Escape while booting to get into the BIOS setup. Use the arrow keys and the enter key to navigate to Advanced ->...


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Both PCIe and SATA are pretty fast. SATA is 6GB/second for the bus speed. When running comparisons the boot time between the two are neck and neck. I'm not going to go into detail since it is a very very long and drawn out discussion however I will point you to this site. I would say it depends on your requirements. Both are pretty close in terms of ...



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