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Mini PCIe and adapter VS. SATA

Q: Mini PCIe and adapter VS. SATA

I have a mini pcie mSATA card that I want to use for a desktop of mine. Kingston sm200s3 60GB

I believe there are only 2 options.
1. SATA > SATA adapter > mSATA card
2. PCIe slot > PCI adapter > mSATA card.

As far as 2. goes; I have found a card that fits into a PCIe slot which has an input for the mSATA card.

I know that this is not the ideal way to hook up the card but I don't see any more options.

Which is there better way to go or what am I missing?

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A: Mini PCIe and adapter VS. SATA

Whatever has an mSATA interface for it will work.

From here SSD Kingston 60GB SM200S3/60G mSATA p/ Ultrabook,tablet - Atera Inform?tica

its a SATA 3 device, so for optimal performance you should use something that can guarantee enough bandwith to not bottleneck it.

PCIe bandwith depends from number of lanes used (a x1 card has one lane, a x2 card has two and so on) and the PCIe revision/version of both devices. The panel on the right here gives all speeds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express so just multiply that by the number of lanes the card has and you will find out its bandwith. SATA 3 has 6 GB/s of theoretical max bandwith, although actual transfer speed does not go above 1 GB/s afaik.

This Mini PCIe PCI E mSATA Intel Samsung SSD SATA 3 III Adapter Card with Case | eBay

this SATA III Dual Port to mSATA X 2 w/ PCI-e Bracket | MSATA-2XS3-BKT

are examples of what you listed as 1, and stuff I would orient myself towards if my mobo had SATA 3 connectors already. Because... hey, why waste PCIe slots for that?

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I have a newly home built MSI AM1i motherboard and have it running fine with Windows 8.1. I am trying to expand the number of SATA ports it has (comes with only 2). The mobo has a mini-PCIe card slot.
I purchased a AsMedia 106x, 2-port, mini-PCIe card (had to use a ribbon-cable extender to get it connected).
That all appears to be fine. I struggled a bit with drivers, but eventually found a Windows 7 AsMedia 106x driver set. Loaded that, seems ok.
Problem: When I go to device mgr, it does not see the added 2-ports. When I first boot up, during the black-screen phase, it does report that the AsMedia device is loading and will actually find/name a hard drive that I attach to one of the new ports. It then almost looks like it will load windows, give the nice little blue windows 8 flag and just sits there. I can hear a drive cycle every 2-3 seconds, but nothing.
I eventually have to hit the power button to shut down. If I disconnect the drive added to the new card, it will start up. The AsMedia device looks to load during a black-screen phase, but reports no device found, and then loads Win 8 Correctly. When I get in, again, no SATA ports shown for the new device.
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Mini-PCIe SATA-card is not recognized by MSI AM1i mobo

Usually the mini PCIe slot is reserved for Wireless Nic cards.

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LaptopHP dv6 6140tx  please help be buying a better one of wifi adaptersMy lappy has the Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter, which malfunctioned and i want to replace it with a better one that can receive much better signal. Also the adapter should be accompanied by a Bluetooth.Eg. My adapter Looks like the one below ( with 2 antennas ) 


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A:Want to replace my wifi mini PCIe(half) adapter

The numbers are the HP Part No and you have to order the part that way. A non-HP card even with the same chip will not work. All of the listed cards will work and all are better than what you have.

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Unfortunately, at my school you need a dual band wireless adapter in order to connect to the internet. With my current laptop, there are certain requirements it must meet in order for it to work.
it must be a full height card. An adapter will not work as the antenna wires won't go that far.
It needs to have 2 antenna ports. I have found a few ones which fit all the other specifications, but they appear to have 3 ports.
Obviously it must be PCIe-mini and dual band, as stated in the title
Does anyone know what one to get, or even if there is one that meets those specifications?

A:buying laptop PCIe mini dual band adapter

Your post is confusing for a few reasons:
Laptops do not have expansion slots, PCIe or otherwise. Everything is expanded through the external ports.
Very few laptops are made with dual band adapters right now. It is curious that a school would require something that is only available on top end laptops.
Wires? Network connectivity is done through CAT5 or 6 Ethernet wiring or wirelessly.
Dual band refers to the frequency of the wireless signal: 2.4GHz or 5GHz.
The antennas on a wireless device correspond to the channels that the wireless signal is sent out on. 2 antennae do not equal dual band.
Full height or half height cards are only configurations. The configuration of a card has nothing to do with performance. Where are you going to put a full height card for desktop PC in a laptop?
PCIe-mini makes a little more sense, but contradicts the earlier need for a full height card. These are opposites.
Perhaps it would be better to explain what you are trying to do.

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Hey all,

I'm upgrading my SSD from an Intel SATA II 320 120GB - which has worked very well for me - to a Samsung SATA III 840 EVO 250GB. My computer doesn't have any native SATA III hookups, but I do have several PCIe 2.0 slots that are open and ready to be used. As such, I've decided to purchase a PCIe to SATA III adapter so that I can run the drive through the adapter, and hopefully get better performance than using SATA II.

My first question is, is there a recommended controller or card that anyone here has used? I've heard that while sub $100 cards can work, most use Marvell controllers which have mixed performance. However I'm still unsure. For example, here's an affordable SATA 3 card, and the reviews are mostly positive, but it is a Marvell controller. I've read that LSI is a reliable brand that makes excellent controllers, but the cost is prohibitive for most upgraders.

I know that if I get any PCIe card, the first thing I should do is get at least a dual lane x2 or x4 card. Anything higher than that will be overkill, but x1 will probably be too little bandwidth.

To clarify, I'm not going to be running RAID with any of my drives. I have a standard 500GB HDD that I'm going to leave on the SATA II port on the mobo. I'm not sure if I should use HyperDuo mode or not if I get a card that sports such a feature. I've read that while HyperDuo is a convenient feature, SSD performance does take a dive, as opposed to a manual SSD+HDD setup.

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A:Need advice on purchasing PCIe to SATA 3 adapter card

My Gigabyte motherboard has SATA III Marvell 91xx controller. Not having any problems with that.

Here is the benchmark for my OCZ Vertex 4 SSD. and my Intel 520 SSD. The OCZ is for Win 8.1 and the Intel is for Win 7 64 bit (dual boot). It shows as "SCSI" but not sure why (all the drives whether SSD or conventional are showing as SCSI).

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I was wondering if half-length PCIe and mini card PCIe are the same thing because I was planning on plugging in an external GPU.  Thank you for helping.

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For a Dell Precision T3600 (motherboard 08HPGT and 0PTTT9) the adapter works StarTech.com x4 PCI Express to M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter Card - for M.2 NGFF SSD - interface adapter - M.2 Card - PCIe x4 (Manufacturer Part Dell PEX4M2E1y Part #: A9406270)? Thank you very much.

A:StarTech.com x4 PCI Express to M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter Card - for M.2 NGFF SSD - interface adapter - M.2 Card - PCIe x4

It depends on what you plan to use it for.  It should work if your plan is to use the drives as storage devices.  It will not, however, work if your plan includes using the M.2 NVMe drives as boot devices - this system is too old to support booting from an NVMe device.

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Hi.  I have a T430s (original owner). At boot-up, I receive a "2101: Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata)", BUT I don't use a Mini SATA!! Windows 10; All drivers current via Lenovo system update (incl. bios 2.69).I have a Crucial SSD drive; I have verified Crucial SSD has latest firmware.I do not have (and have not had) a Mini SATA card installed - this is why the error is so weird to me.I DID recently change the Wifi Switch and cable (which is when the error started showing)The wires that would feed the Mini SSD are still covered with tape from the factory (I forget the colors)I have removed the battery, internal battery and power (and rebooted).  I have reseated the SSD and the DVD drive (and rebooted).I do not have Express software installed; the software that would control the Mini SATA drive (I can't see any "express" software in Add / Remove programs) Can you help me with this annoying mystery?

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im planning to get an external GPU, im just wondering,
which should i get pcie adapter or pcie mini adapter?
which is commonly used?

actually im not sure about what im asking on this thread, can anybody explain if i got it all wrong?

A:What is the difference between PCIE & PCIE mini?

Could the "mini" actually be a "low profile" card? Slim design cases (also called compact cases) will not accept standard height cards and must use the "low profile" type.

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Am having trouble getting the XPS to recognize this adapter and the SSD drive attached.

Lycom DT-120 M.2 PCIe to PCIe 3.0 x4 Adapter
MyDigitalSSD 480GB (512GB) BP5e 80mm SATA III 6G M.2 2280 NGFF SSD

I planed the MyDigitalSSD drive in the M.2 slot, and successfully installed OS and made it a boot drive (off the M.2 slot).
Now, I would really like to make use of the PCIe adapter. Any help and pointers would be appreciated.

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Hello. Got a question and I do not know the answer nor can I find it.

The mainboard on my setup is a BIOSTAR TA790GX128M. I currently have 4GB DDR PC6400 memory (2 sets of 2X1GB Matched Sets) that I am upgrading to 8GB of DDR PC6400 memory (2 sets of 2X2GB Matched Sets) as I am getting ready to install Win 7 Pro 64 bit and I wanted the extra memory. This board has 6 SATA II slots limited to 3Gb/s. As I have an external drive that I use for storage (1TB and it is almost full with my .wav music files from my digitized LP's), I got a Speed Dragon PCI Express Combo Card so that I can use eSATA function on the drive instead of USB to connect to the computer (eSATA being faster than USB V2.0). The card says the PCIe is limited to 2.5Gb/s but I have read where the SATA II ports, even though listed as 3Gb/s, operate at a much lesser speed.

I know I need to upgrade my mainboard/cpu/memory to current standards, but I can't do that right now. It will be about a year before I can upgrade the MB/CPU/Mem.

This controller card is in the PCIe slot (one of 2 - PCI Express Gen 2 X 1) and not only does it have the eSATA port but there is also a SATA II port on it as well.

I am getting a SSD that is SATA III (Samsung EVO) for the new OS and am wondering if I should hook it up to the SATA II port on the PCIe controller card to use the PCIe slot instead of hooking the SSD to one of the 6 SATA II ports on the mainboard. Four of the 6 ports are already in use (2TB HDD, 2TB HHD, 350GB H... Read more

A:SATA II or SATA II via PCIe Controller Card

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is it possible to use the mini pci-e slot for an ssd or m.2 ssd and if so could you recommend one . hp p7-1017c desktop

A:ssd for mini pcie

hi. Your motherboard only supports wifi card and tv. In the minipcie ports, there are certain boards that if supported in their case would not be compatible with the SSD Mini PCIe. http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-p7-1000-Desktop-PC-series/5080737/model/5113173/docu... Regards.

? I do not work for HP, I volunteer.? To close the topic, check "accept as a solution" the correct answer or Thumb to say thank you.? I'm sorry but you do not answer questions privately.

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Well the subject says it all... Can I boot from a SSD if I install it in the open m90z's mini pcie slot? Thank you!Mike

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Are there X230 models that have mini PCIe ports that aren't connected to a SATA controller? Would I be able to see it in Lenovo diagnostics (the F10 tool)? I recently purchased a X230 model 2425BW1 and Samsung 128GB mSATA. Upon installing, I noticed immediately that it wasn't being detected in the BIOS. I've tested the drive and confirmed it is working. When I messaged the seller I was told that the mini PCIe slot was for connectivity only (WWAN, WLAN etc.). So I decided to look into the PSREF to show him that the port accepts a mSATA drive as well, but I couldn't find anything on my particular model (2425BW1). I also do not have access to a other mSATA drive nor do I have a WWAN card to try. I'm trying to determine whether it is my drive that's incompatible with my X230 or a defective/malfunctioning mini PCIe port that isn't seeing the drive. I have updated to BIOS 2.70 and EC version 1.14. Couldn't find anyone else with an issue like mine. I thought ALL X230 with WWAN upgrade option could take an mSATA drive.  Thanks!

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I am desperate. really really desperate, I don't know what to do anymore

I spent a lot of money on a new gaming pc and it has been a complete nightmare from the start. I have wireless network at home so I had to het a usb wifi adapter, the Netgear N300 WiFi USB Mini Adapter.

Its setup cannot complete because it is stuck eternally at "detecting adapter"

I sought online but it's only people reporting the problem and NOBODY giving a solution. pleas pleeeaaaase somebody help.

A:Netgear N300 WiFi USB Mini Adapter stuck detecting adapter

Power down PC...while it off remove USB wifi adapter....power on PC. When PC has finished booting up, search in the uninstall programs list for any software related Netgear and uninstall it. Reboot and start the process again.

According to the system requirements for that device, it does not support windows 10, which may be you issue.


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I have an Msata SSD Mushkin and I want to put it in Lenovo M92p Tiny mini pci e slot. This is possible?

A:M92P Tiny Msata in Mini PCIe is possible?

Well today I tried to see if an 1/2 msata would work on the M92p Tiny mini pcie slot - thus far I have no detection at all for the device, I am assumming it does not work, but would welcome any feedback.Thanks

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Hi! My AR5BXB63 wireless card in My MSI VR630 just failed. I'm thinking of purchasing a different mode, one which supports wireless n mode, like this.
My question is, that will this work in my laptop? I think it will, becasuse as far as I know, PCIE is a universal interface and it should support anything I plug into it whith the same interface. Though it is mentioned on the ebay page that it will only work with certain chipsets. Who is right then? Also, there is a wifi enable/disable button on my notebook, will that work? Or is that button the reason why this wireless card won't work with any chipset?
Thanks in advance.

A:Mini PCIE wireless card compatibility

PCI-e IS universal, it will work with every MB, but your OS has to have drivers for it. Either built in, on the manufacturers website, or on windows update (I have Win 8 and it had no drivers for mine, so I had to use my power line adapter to supply internet to my computer for windows update to get the driver). So what I am saying is as long as you have a wired internet connection to use as an alternative then you should be fine.

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My motherboard got a port called Mini PCIE. It looks similar to the standard PCIE port but is much smaller (I guess that's why it's called mini ) AND it appears to be tilted 90 degrees to the right if I'm right. So I would have to place the card vertically. Space seems to be limited. Of course I could be wrong on that.

Board type is MSI AM1i

Photo is below. The port in question is just next to the two SATA data ports. (actually on the left, in the second pictures)
I'd like to install a Wifi card there. Please tell me. How and where? Where am I supposed to place the antennas? Do you know any good cards? I didn't buy the card yet, only the motherboard

Thanks a lot

^^ The mini PCIE port is just above (again, next to the white-blue capacitors and left to the sata ports), and lies vertically in the picture with a number tag written to it

A:Adding Mini PCIE WiFi expansion card

Hi ... The Link below should be of some help ...
MSI AM1I Review | AM1 Motherboard Review | Computer Shopper

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I want to know if its possible to connect and eGPU using the wireless mini pcie port.And also is my bios wwan whitelisted? Becausewhen I try to open bios it shows insydeh20. And I didn't find anything related to wireless card. Please help.

A:eGPU using wireless card mini pcie port

There are some external GPU docks avaiable that use the miniPCIe slot on laptop motherboards, however, this would most likely bottleneck the GPU as there's only one or two PCIe lanes on a miniPCIe slot as opposed to the 16 lanes on desktop boards.You would also need a seperate power supply to power the GPU.Of course you would also need to remove your wireless card, but since you'd be tethered to a desk with a GPU sitting on it, I'm guessing you'd just be connected to the internet with an ethernet cord.Depending on how cables can be routed, you may just have to leave the bottom of your laptop off. I've never had the opportunity to use one of those devices so I can't pass judgement, but there are several YouTube videos available demonstrating some of those devices (there are even versions for ExpressCard and miniSATA slots if I remember correctly). Also, I can't help you on the BIOS issue. You may just want to make a seperate topic about that to get exposure since the title of this topic doesn't reference your wireless issue.

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Are there any extra available Mini-PCIe slot on Lenovo IdeaPad 700 15ISK such that I could plug in and develop Mini-PCIe based https://www.crowdsupply.com/fairwaves/xtrx in Arch Linux ? If only M.2 slot is available, do I need some adapters ? Will this XTRX Mini-PCIe card fit inside my Lenovo laptop ? Does the laptop have extra antenna that I could use ?

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I am using a DC7900 USDT, I want to upgrade the hard drive with an SSD, I see a connector for PCIe mini cards; Can any one tell me if I can use it to connect a PCIe SSD if so what kind of SSD it has tobe?,  part number & manufacturer of this SSD

A:About the PCIe mini card connector (refer parts & service ma...

Hi, Are you talking abot this:             http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01563108.pdf No, it is not for SSD Regards.

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Original SSD failed. Purched new drive noted in subject line.Bios does not detect drive in either slot on motherboard. Any help would be appreciated.Also, I do not have recovery media, but I do have another functional Yoga13.Can I copy the recovery partitions to usd and boot from that?

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Looking for a Pcie x4 Sata 3 with usb 3.0 card.
I want to add Sata 3 support to add a ssd. Also I want to add usb 3.0 support. I want to stay below $100. Any ideas?

A:Looking for a Pcie x4 Sata 3 with usb 3.0 card

I don't recall seing a card that will do both. You may try looking for 2 cards. I'm pretty sute you can find an X1 USB 3.0, then look for a sata3 card.

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In the HP ENVY 13-ab016nr, what is the speed of the RAM... is it 1600, or is it 1866?  Is the 256 SSD a SATA, or is it a PCIe?

A:What is the RAM's speed? Is the SSD SATA or PCIe?

Hi,Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05356832Comes with:1. 256-GB, M.2 2280, PCIe, 34 SS NVMe solid-state drive supporting TLC CN�2. LPDDR3-1866 dual channel� RAM3.Not IPS:13.3-in, full-high-de?nition+ (FHD), WLED, BV (19201080), ultraslim-?at (2.0-mm), UWVA,eDP 1.3+PSR (DBCG) non-TouchScreen display, ?ush glass design, multitouch enabled, typical brightness 300 nits, 72% color gamut, 16:9 ultra wide aspect ratio�RegardsVisruth

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Hello, I am looking to purchase a powerful and portable laptop. So far, I have decided that the T460s model best fits what I am looking for in my budget.If I purchase a laptop with a SATA connection HDD or SSD can i upgrade to an SSD with a PCIe connection at later time? Please help. Thank you in advance.

A:T460s SATA vs PCIe SSD

Hi friend, 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
As I understand that you are planning to purchase a T460s & have a query regarding SSD upgrade on that.
Yes you can do that as per psref All T460s can accept a single M.2 2280 drive which can be either SATA or PCIe/NVMe.
For more suggestioncheck this and this
I hope the above information helped you.
And feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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My P50 M.2 comes with a SATA SSD which I am thinking of upgrading to PCIE SSD. Would it be possible?

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A:P50 M.2 Slot for both PCIE SSD and SATA SSD?

Yes. Actually, if you chose the 512GB M.2 SSD when ordering, it's the Samsung PCIE version.

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I have a SATA based X270. Can I still open this up and replace (or even better, add) a PCIe/NVMe drive?

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Hello,i've a Thinkpad T460s Type 20FA, with Wlan and UMTS Modul.i whant to upgrade my default ssd to a bigger one.i've read in an old forum entry that the M.2 2280 drive supports SATA and also PCIe/NVMe.there are two ssds which are interesting:* Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB, 2280 M.2/?B-M-Key (SATA 6Gb/?s)* Samsung SSD 960 PRO 1TB, 2280 M.2/?M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4)The 960 is much faster than the first one and also much expensive.bevor i buy the 960, i whant to be sure that it works with my book.so my questens are: can i use the 960 pro and also the speed,or is it not much faster because the interface doesnt support it 100%.thanks for answer.phoolan

A:T460s - ssd, sata or pcie

Welcome to the CommunityT460s supports both SSD type, PCIe NVME and SATA.http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T460s/ThinkPad_T460s_Platform_Specificat...

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Hiya I have a sata 1 motherboard on a windows 7 system Im trying to fit a pci e sata II card the question is do I need to install drivers first.ive gave it a try and the pc wont boot when i connect a ssd boot drive to the card, I thought it would just plug and play

A:pcie sata II card

Before connecting a drive to the card, install the drivers from the disc or the manufacturer's website. If you just installed the card and then hooked up a drive to the card, more than likely, Windows will not be able to see the drive.

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I want to transfer data from my hard drive in my laptop (Lenovo Y480) to a hard drive in my desktop. the cables for the sata adapter do not fit the hard drive from the laptop. Is there a different form for a 2.5 hard drive and a 3.5 hard drive?

A:sata to usb adapter cable dosen't fit sata hard drive in laptop?

Does the drive have an adapter need to remove to expose the SATA conenctors? I don;t see anything about the Y480 not having a standard SATA drive and laptop and desktop SATA connectors are the same.

Maybe post pictures of both the drive and your SATA cables.

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HiI'm considering buying a T460S (Model 20F90044IV) & would have been happy with a PCIe SSD but they're still not on offer in my country. Does anyone know weather I'll be able to upgrade later to a PCIe SSD drive? Do all T460s come ready for PCIe?Thanks in advance!!!


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A:Upgrading a SATA SSD T460s to a PCIe SSD

Yes you can. Both AHCI and NVMe (M-key only) is accepted in the M2 slot.

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I'm custom configuring a Precision 7710 system and trying to pick a 2nd SSD.  
The boot drive will be the "512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe High Performance Class 50 Solid State."   I believe it's connected directly to the PCIe bus buss via an M.2 connector.  
For the second drive I'm considering the "512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe High Performance Class 50 Solid State Drive with Interposer."   However, I looked up Interposer and it appears to be a SATA adapter. So, does this mean the 2nd drive will be running on the SATA bus?  If so, this high performance PCIe SSD will not be able to live up to it's full potential due to the SATA bottleneck, right?   I would be better off just getting a cheaper SATA drive, no?

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Hello all,
First post. I'm trying to install a Sedna SE-PCIE-SATA6G-02, PCIE SATA III 2-port adapter into my computer but it doesn't seem to be recognized by Windows 10.

I've recently added an SSD drive to my system and had to load the AHCI driver by booting into safe mode to do so. I'm wondering if I need to do something similar with this. I have run the setup program from the enclosed CD without any luck, and checked that it is the same version as is on the Sedna website. The card/controller does not show up in Device Manager.

I am not running a RAID configuration and I will not be booting from this add-in card. I just want a faster connection for my external hard drive to do back-ups which I connect via an ESATA connection. So far I only have the single SSD and one CD/DVD drive connected to my system.

My system is an MSI K9A2 Platinum V1.0, with an AND Phenom II X4 965 quad processor with 8-GB of ddr3 RAM, and a GTX 780 Ti video card.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


A:How to install PCIE SATA 3 board

Some further info...

While the adapter doesn't show up in Device Manager I used HWiNFO64 and can see its properties. So I THINK it may operate if I can just figure out how to properly load the drivers for it.

Thanks again for any help.


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Hi, Since this is my first post on the community forum, I would like to greet everyone! Does anyone know whether the M.2 connector in Thinkpad T440P provides PCIe interface or SATA? I searched the whole Internet and tried to contact Lenovo, but noone could answer the question.As the connector is supposed to be used with WWAN cards, I would guess it is PCIe.

A:T440P M.2 interfaces - SATA or PCIe?

Hello and welcome to the forumm.2 slot for double sided 2242 SSD has SATA interface. WWAN card in that slot connects to the USB bus and a couple of lines of the PCIe interface - the SIM card reader, device control, but not data bus you are talking about.

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I assume that because the PCIe SSD is in an adapter tray that a normal 2.5" SSD or HDD will work without adapter brackets or cables. To be clear, I have a T470 with a PCIe SSD. I want to replace that drive with a 2.5" SATA SSD. Can anyone clarify this?

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Ok I've look around and don't see this addressed I'm sure I missed it somewhere

Here's what I need to know for sure.

I purchased a PCIe SATA 3 4 port card its running a Marvel Drivers
My spec on in the my spec section.

I have this card installed and drivers installed in windows 7

I have a clean install windows 7 pro running AHCI mode on a onboard SATA 2 Port

I wish to move this OS drive to this new SATA 3 4 port card

Currently I have 3 ports used Port 0 is a blank Liteonit 256GB SSD: Ports 1&2 2 WD 1 GB Blacks with data. and port 3 empty awaiting my Win 7 OS Samsung 830 SSD.

My Plan is to set up a win 7 pro and win 8.1.1 pro dual boot

What I need to know is it possible to move my Win 7 SSD to this PCIe card port and would it boot or is there something I can do to make it boot. I want this win7ssd booting before I set up the win8 dual boot.

I am more than nervous about this as installing this card broke my previous Dual boot and broke both my Win7 install and win 8 install. Restoring Images and Repair installs would not make either boot, I believe this was due to the fact that I had both these OS SSD on my 2 onboard Marvell SATA3 ports I'm assuming the new Marvell drivers conflicted with the older ports. I now have these 2 ports disabled in my BIOS and Win7 clean installed on an onboard SATA 11 port

A:How to Move Win 7 OS to a PCIe SATA 3 card.

All you should have to do is the following:
1) shut down the PC
2) connect the Win7 SSD to the first SATA port on the PCIe card
3) boot the PC and enter the BIOS settings
4) set the BIOS such that the first SATA port on the PCIe card is at the top of the list of drives
5) save the BIOS settings
6) reboot

When you then reboot, the PC should boot into Win7 on the SSD.

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I couldn't find this in the manual.  The M.2 slot in the X51 R3 supports PCIe x2 lanes, thus an NVMe PCIe SSD will definitely work.  However, does the slot also support a SATA M.2 SSD?

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http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=X9W75EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTBHi allThis has an M2 128Gb - I've two questions is this PCIe or SATA based M2? I've read PCIe are faster but more expensive.Also is this upgradeable if I go for 256 or 512 GB later and try to replace it myself? Thanks

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I have a SATA based X270.
Can I still open this up and replace (or even better, add) a PCIe/NVMe drive?
Moderator edit: Added model to subject.

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I currently have the Yoga 730 13" (81CT001QUS)with 128gb M.2 PCIe SSD and I want to upgrade the SSD. Would the laptop support a SATA SSD or only PCIe SSDs? Thank you.

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few months ago I bought this PCIe SSD:HyperX Predator PCIe Gen2 x4 (M.2) SSD - 240 GB
and recently I've noticed that in HWiNFO64 program the HyperX SSD is listed as SATA 6GBs drive,
instead of nvme, also programs like User Bench Mark are telling me that the drive is performing worse than expected.
The HyperX m.2 ssd is my operating system C: drive installed with windows 10 professional(with the creators update)
I have second m.2 drive Samsung evo 960 500GB as D: drive and the HWiNFO64 program is properly recognize it as nvme m.2 SSD. My question is why the HyperX predator is recognized as ordinary SATA3 drive, and can I do something to make the system see it as nvme m.2 SSD?
my computer is DELL Precision T5600, bios version A14, 2 x xeon E5-2650 v0 CPUs, 32GB DDR3 ram.
Thank you in advance.

A:M.2 PCIe SSD recognized as SATA 6GBs SSD

I am not sure this is helpful. Is the HyperX installed in a PCie x16 slot (wired as x4)? How is the Samsung installed since it does not appear that this computer has a SSD slot (M.2 SSD)? If the Samsung is installed with a PCIe adapter is it in a PCIe x16 slot (wired as x4)? I noticed that the HyperX is PCIe 2.0 whereas the Samsung is PCIe 3.0.

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Hello guys!We are trying to install a Crucial m500 960Gb SSD into the hard drive bay adapter for the w540.While the drive fits, once it's connected is not snug and kind of "rattles" inside the bay adapter.It turns out that you need one of this little adapter/spacers that are present in the actual main SSD that came with the machine.We've searched everywhere for the part number or even it's name, with no luck.
Here's the picture of the part:
Link to image
How can we get one?
Shouldn't this part be included in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV?
Thanks so much for your help!Nicolas E.
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A:SSD "adapter/spacer" missing in ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV for W540

No one has ever wanted to install a Crucial m500 SSD in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter?

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The mother board is an ASUS P5Q? I know the adapter is working because I can hook the cable that comes from the case to another sata slot shut down turn the enclosure on and boot and I have a third hard drive. But that is not how I would like to do it. If the mother board would recognize the enclosure it would give me an icon in the tray to shut it off and I would not have to reboot to back up something.

Thank u for any help

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I wanted to know if there is a way to connect a SATA hardrive to an older motherboard that has no SATA connection

A:Adapter to connect SATA HD to motherboard with no SATA connection?

You can always use one of these PCI SATA adapter cards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=pci+sata

A computer as old as you're describing will likely have an old type standard PCI slot, and NOT a PCI-E (PCI express). be certain to verify which slot you have, before you make a purchase. These are two entirely different interfaces, which are not interchangeable.

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Hi there,Please kindly if I want to replace the 500GB SATA to M.2 PCIe for 20HB001KUS, do I need an M.2 adapter ?  If I do, please advise the part# of the adapter.  I found 4XF0Q68320 from the Lenovo option compatibility matrix but the part # seems not valid,   thanks

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I have and external hard drive that is capable of using esata so i bought this card to give myself available esata ports on my HP pavilion a1130n. I followed the instructions as far as setup. Also, i checked to verify that the driver was installed, but everytime i go to connect my external hard drive to the esata port it disappears from my computer and i am unable to access it. Any help with this would be appreciated, whether it be helping me getting this to work or just informing me that i am unable to use this controller. Thank you.

A:help installing Rosewill Sata II/ATA 133 PCIe Card RC-216

read the reviews here http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16816132014

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