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

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What do I insert in the open holes on a board to screw in an mSATA drive?

My board came with nothing in the brass trimmed holes. I need to mount an M-2 drive, but there is nothing to screw it into. I cannot remember the name of the insert. The photo shows inserts in the ...
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Can I add SSD in addition to existing HDD?

My laptop configuration is (Model - 902143_1_E2E33AV, HP ENVY TouchSmart 15t-j100 Quad Edition CTO Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR)) manual HP ENVY 15t Quad TouchSmart 4th generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-...
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Dell M4800 expand disk 0(ssd) with disk1(ssd mSata)

I have Dell M4800 with ssd(256Gb). The space is full now. I bought one more ssd(256Gb) and install it to my laptop using mSata. Now i have two disks(full and empty) and i want to expand my disk c: ...
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What physical/logical interface does my laptop's SSD have?

I have a Dell XPS 12 laptop (sometimes referenced as model 9Q33, bought in the UK), and information about the SSD's logical/physical interface and compatibility is very conflicted. According to ...
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Dell Inspiron and SATA to Dual mSATA Adapter

I've just obtained a SATA to dual mSATA adapter which I've installed into my Dell Inspiron laptop. Having just re-installed Windows 10 onto one of the disks, I'm now wanting to split partition the ...
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Failing to initialize 1.8" SSD connected to USB

I salvaged a 1.8" SSD from an old laptop and want to make it an external USB drive. I already have a SATA to USB connector, but I got this micro SATA to SATA converter to get everything hooked up. ...
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Does support HP Pavilion 17-f152nr M2 or MSATA?

I have HP Pavilion 17-f152nr. How can I check has laptop M2 or MSATA without pulling it apart? Unfortunately I did not find answer on HP Support website and Google.
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How do I install an SSD drive that comes without a casing in a desktop computer?

SSD drives are sometimes installed in laptops and tablets in the form of bare logic boards without any type of casing or enclosure. Do I need to buy a special case for one of those if I want to ...
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Install mSATA SSD with mSata to SATA adapter into optical drive using hdd caddy

Windows 7 | Acer Aspire Timeline 5820TD | Samsung mSata 128 GB | HDD Caddy I have an older Acer 5820T laptop that I decided to try to boost the performance on. I also had an unused Samsung mSATA 128 ...
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Can Intel SRT on one SATA channel accelerate a separate SSD on another channel?

My laptop can house both a 2.5" drive and an mSATA card. I have a SSD in the 2.5" slot already with enough capacity for my needs, if I added a 64GB mSATA card would I get faster system performance by ...
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Can Install mSata or M2 SSD in Wi-FI or DVD ports?

I have a standart loptop, I want to buy a mSata, but I dont know if my loptop supported them, I dont know if mSSD or M.2 SSD can installed in WiFi port (motherboard port) or in DVD port (motherboard ...
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Intel Rapid Storage HDD+msata

I have have a laptop with two hard disk's, one is HDD of 320 GB and a msata drive of 32 GB. Now I have Windows 10 installed directly in msata, and I want to swap for windows 8.1. The situation is ...
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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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Can not format dual mSATA enclosured mSATA SSD

I got a dual mSATA enclosure to 2½ SATA convertor from Startech. My hard drives are 2 SanDisk 64GB mSATA SSD's. I am trying to create a RAID0 array to load my windows 10 on it as my main drive ...
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What 2.5 in. adapter for mSata SSD? [closed]

I bought an SSD for my laptop, not knowing there are different form factors and what I got is mSata. It's a tiny thing. Deciding to get an adapter, I want to be sure I get the correct one, and I don't ...
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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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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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Do different models of notebook have different levels of mSATA storage capacity?

I’m thinking of getting the Samsung SSD 840 EVO mSATA for my XMG notebook. Are there any limitations on mSATA memory size regarding different motherboards? Or can I put any mSATA III in my mSATA III ...
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Can a mSATA SSD have a fake capacity

I've heard of USB devices having their firmware rewritten to show that the drives are bigger than what their actual capacity is, but can this happen to a mSATA SSD? The device is an unmarked "Wave" ...
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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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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: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/New-Kingspec-SSD-SATA-mini-PCIe-...
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Why is mSATA so expensive

I don't quite understand this. I have one mSATA port and one SATA port onboard my laptop. I have filled them both up, the mSATA port with a 512GB mSATA SSD and the SATA port with a 1TB SATA SSD. I ...
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Unable to clone mSATA disk in my W530

I recently bought a used W530 from eBay, which is in good shape. It has a 240GB mSATA and two other disks. It runs on Win 7 pro 64bit. I used its recovery media disk to restore the computer to its ...
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Why would I choose a SATA SSD over an on-board mSATA SSD and vice versa?

The motherboard I am going to use to build my new computer with has an on-board mSATA port for an SSD. How is this different then a regular SATA SSD? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using ...
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2.75 mm SSD in HDD case?

I have this SSD It appears to have a 2.75 mm height. I want to buy a mSata USB case to turn it into an external drive, but I cannot find a case that mentions these dimensions. Will this work with ...
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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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mSATA to USB for 2.4Ghz Wireless Peripherals

In my laptop I have an mSATA SSD that I am not using. Would it be possible to get a piece of hardware to convert mSATA to USB so that I could plug a 2.4Ghz wireless receiver for a keyboard and/or ...
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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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SSD drives lifetime [closed]

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: http://...
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Will a SATA SSD drive work in WWAN (miniPCIe) slot?

My company gave me a Dell E6540 [edited from incorrect model "E6450"] with a built in 256 GB SSD (way too small). Dell does not make a CDROM replacement SSD for the E6540 (!!!), believe it or not. ...
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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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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? [duplicate]

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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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 just purchased a Lenovo A720 and they have a more expensive version than what I purchased that has a SSD. I figured to buy the SSD separately and save myself a little money and install it myself. ...
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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 ...