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Tecra Z50 - mSATA SDD + 2.5'' HDD?

Q: Tecra Z50 - mSATA SDD + 2.5'' HDD?


I saw in a Youtube Video, that the SSDs that come as standard are mSATA ones and that there's space for a 2.5'' drive beneath.

So my question is: If I buy a Toshiba Tecra Z50-A-12R, which comes with a 500GB HDD, can I install an additional mSATA SSD as my system drive and use the 500GB HDD as a second drive?


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A: Tecra Z50 - mSATA SDD + 2.5'' HDD?

Well, some models are are equipped with an mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) instead of a
hard disk drive. The computer seems to supports a 128GB, 256GB and 512GB SSD drives?

but as far as I know there is only one SATA controller in order to connect SSD or an HDD.
The mSATA SSD drive is connected to the controller using mSATA HOLDER ASSY.

So such holder assy is needed if you want to use an mSATA SSD drive.
Of course, you don?t need it if you use common 2.5? SSD drive or 2.5? HDD

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soon I will receive a Toshiba Tecra Z40-B-12P laptop, part number PT45GE-06S03F7J, it comes with a 250GB mSATA SSD. I want to know if it is possible to install a second additional 2.5" hard disk or I have to choose between having a mSATA SSD vs regular 2.5" HD.

Thank you.

A:mSATA SSD + 2.5" HD on Tecra Z40-B-12P

Well, some models are equipped with an mSATA SSD instead of a hard disk drive.
But there is only one place to connect the SSD/HDD or mSATA SSD drive.

In case of mSATA SSD drive, there is an special mSATA HOLDER which allows you to connect the mSATA SSD to an 2.5” SATA controller.

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I have a Tecra M10-1KR (GM45/GM47 chipset) and would like to upgrade it with a ADATA XM13 60GB (mSATA). There is one free PCIe mini slot unter the keyboard, but unfortunately i found no information if the mainboard will accept mSATA modules.

Regards, Harald Katzler.

A:Tecra M10 mSATA compatible?

I cannot say for sure if this mini PCI module would be compatible.
Fact is that the TECRA M10 is equipped with Intel GM45/GL40?Cantiga (G) MCH? as North Bridge, Intel ICH9M as South Bridge and R5C847 as Card Controller.

The both miniPCI card slots are used for 3G or Intel Turbo Memory and WLan
Some models supports Intel Turbo Memory.
Intel Turbo Memory (Robson) in PCI Express Mini Card slot 2 and also some models are equipped with PCI Express Mini Card type 3G card in PCI Express Mini Card slot 2.

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hi all ,

i have a Toshiba Tecra s5 PTS53E ,
i want to know if mainboard on my laptop suport msata card , inside of laptop , on the mainboard close of hdd is an slot who like a mSata slot but i'm not sure ,

is nothing write there who can guide me ,
how. identifies him ? (Excuse my English)

A:Tecra S5 PTS53E - mSata SSD compatibility

Tecra S5 is an older notebook series and I don?t think this series supports mSATA interface.
I guess you mixed up this interface with the mini PCI slot (for BT, Modem or WLan module) which might be available on the motherboard.

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i have a Tecra R840-110 model, there is also 3G module inside, i would like to install the mSata SSD in the pcie slot.
Is possible to use the mSata SSD in the pcie slot instead of 3G module?

Thank you for your help!

A:Tecra R840 installing mSata SSD in position of 3G module

I think something like this is not possible. Mainboard ports are not some kind of ?flexible ports?.
In the past Toshiba has offered second HDD upgrade in place of optical disc drive using special adapter.

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I don't want to do a clean install but clon my OS & Apps  to the 500gb ssd & keep my 2TB Hd for files. I'm a new to this and need step by step instruction if this is possible. 

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My Dell XPS 8500 has an MSATA slot in which I have a 64 gb msata board which acts as the system and boot drive. I have just purchased a 128 gb msata board I want to install in place of the 64gb unit. My system also has a 1 tb main hard drive.
I have tried a system restore DVD and Back/Restore, neither has worked at all. All I want to do is find a way to do a complete copy of the 64gb msata now installed and then replace it with the 128gb unit and copy over all of the data that was on the 64gb one. This way all I have done will be to have more storage available on my system drive, the msata drive.

Any help much appreciated.


A:How can i copy the system from my 64gb msata to a new 128gb msata?

Hi and welcome to the SevenForums!

One solution I can suggest to this is to use imaging software to create an image of your current Windows installation. Acronis True Image is one of the popular ones on here, but there are other programs that can do it such as Macrium Reflect.

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I'll be getting a new laptop soon and I'm wondering what the differences are between these two SSDs. I'll probably be putting them in a Sager NP9377 from xoticpc.com. Both SSDs cost the same price but the Samsung 850 EVO has 120 GB vs Micron M600's 128 GB (both for $100) or Samsung 850 EVO with 250 GB vs Micron M600 with 256 GB (both for $160). I know it's a small difference but this is my first experience with an SSD so I just want to make sure I make the right decision. I'll be putting the OS on the SSD so what capacity do you recommend? Thank you.

A:Micron M600 mSATA SSD vs Samsung 850 EVO Series mSATA SSD

The only difference is form factor and speed.

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I possess a tecra A10 complete with Windows Vista Business installed (and backed up to an image file using Easeus Todo backup

However I also have access to a Tecra M10 which came with no operating system, although the COA sticker (product key) is likewise for a windows Vista Business.

My question is: would my Windows Vista Business back up from the A10 work on the M10 (ie would it load onto the M10 hard drive and then work properly

If anyone can advise on this matter I would be appreciative please

Best wishes

A:Can I use Tecra A10 OS disk to install OS on Tecra M10?

At first I must say that Toshiba recovery image is created for each notebook model separately and it is 100% created to work on specific model. Why?
Every notebook model has different hardware platform and all drivers, tools and utilities for certain model are part of recovery image. These recovery images are also tested.

Generally speaking if both models have identical hardware platform (hardware parts) it can be used.

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Dear forum
The above says it all really.

I see the two look similar, but one is smaller. Are these two models different in other ways please.

A:Difference between Tecra A10 and Tecra M10

Of course the both notebooks are different.
There are different Tecra A10 models and there are different Tecra M10 units.

For example:
Tecra *A10-13B* supports an Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2,26 GHz CPU and Intel GM45 chipset.

Tecra *A10-1D2* supports an Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 2.80Ghz CPU and Intel GM45 chipset

You can find details about different discontinued notebook models here:
Then you can compare all the hardware parts.

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Hey so I bought an mSata ssd (Crucial M500 240Gb) for my Clevo W230ST, I have an ssd already installed as my boot drive but needed more space. I took the back off plugged the mSata in and expected it to appear in my computer as a data drive like an external hard drive - I love technology but I'm not so good with software and making things work. Can someone talk me through what I should do to get it running? Do I need to install an OS on it? If so how do I do this when my laptop has no disc drive? Any help is appreciated.

A:mSata ssd help

Definitely do not need to install an O/S to it if it's just a storage drive. But you do need to go into Disk Management and Initialize, Partition, and Format it just like any other drive.

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Hi all, Just want to figure out a couple of points with an existing R61 that's been a real champ over the last few years.The thinkpad is a R61 8918-5KM series. From opening the unit up to do a maintenance routine, I came across that this particular model has 3 x mini pcie connectors without the headers. It is basically a T61 bar some. Anyways, I was thinking into soldering some headers and extending the unit to its full potential. In doing so, I thought of connecting msata mini pcie modules via that process. Has anyone managed to do such a mod, and if so, what are your recommendations in the mod? cheers

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Hello!I want to a little upgrade my AiO PC HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart AiO PC (p/n: 23-d254er).Is this AiO PC support  mSATA Samsung 850 EVO SSD disk Samsung MZ-M5E250BW ?I found one free MINI_CARD2 slot on motherboard (see atteched photo).I don't know to buy or not this SSD.Thanks! 

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Q: Msata

Hi would i be able to install a msata harddrive in my  probook 6540b

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Okay, so I think I made a little screw up... I bought myself a Crucial m4 64GB mSATA SSD and when opening the packet I noticed it was very mini... I'm not completely sure but I think it's for laptops only, can somebody confirm this for me so I can send back if necessary in time?


It's for laptops or special motherboards that use mSATA caching or some all-in-one units.

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I have a new Dell 7800 Win 8 desktop computer with 2TB HD.
I found that it also came with a mSATA drive (32 GB: Samsung SSD).
I have no idea what is mSATA for.
I have a plenty of space in my hard drives.
Please advise me the use of mSATA.
I see that its smaller size 32 Gb) is not that useful either.

A:The use of mSATA

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I am looking for mSATA related compitable issues with my laptop.I own an HP ENVY 15-j049tx Notebook PC and i just wanted to know the list of mSATA devices that supports this laptop 

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Hi,I have a W520 - 42844MG - bios 1.42I would like to add a msata hd like the Samsung 840 evo msata or the crucial m550 msata, both 512gb.- I didn't understand if my computer support these hd capacity.- I cannot find which speed support my msata connector 3gb/s, 6gb/s.Please help me!Thanks in advance for your kind helpMA

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A:W520 ssd mSATA 512???

mattia_albicini wrote:Hi,I have a W520 - 42844MG - bios 1.42I would like to add a msata hd like the Samsung 840 evo msata or the crucial m550 msata, both 512gb.- I didn't understand if my computer support these hd capacity.- I cannot find which speed support my msata connector 3gb/s, 6gb/s.Please help me!Thanks in advance for your kind helpMA
The mSata port in the W520 is SATA2 (3gb/s). There is no problem using either the Samsung 840 EVO or Crucial M550 in the system (I have the Crucial M550 512gb mSata installed in my personal system)

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120GB mSATA SSD I am trying to decide between two choices for my W520. Currently, I am running two HDD. 1) Buy the 120GB mSATA SSD (see above link) for $140. 2) Buy the Crucial 512GB 2.5" SSD for $400 and replace one of the HDD Which way do you recommend? Thanks in advance.

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I'm probably not telling you anything you didn't already know.  The mSATA slot (pci-e) is SATA II as compared ot your 2.5" SSD which is SATA III.  The crucial will have better performace.  I'm not sure how big your HDDs are and how much you store on your computer, but if they are sufficient in size for you I would recommend one of these two options.   1. By a 30GB mSATA and use Intel Rapid Boot Technology to turn your HDDs effectively into hybrid SSD/HDD.   2. Use the $140 to replace one of your HDDs with a 120GB-200GB (depending on how good of a shopper you are). Put your OS and most used programs on it.  Store music, pictures, and less used programs on the HDD.  This option will give better performance than your option 1) and won't break the bank like your option 2).  If you do it right, this will give you just as good as performance as your option 2) most of the time.    

_______________________________________________________Thinkpad W530, i7-3720QM, 1920x1080 screen, 12GB 1333Mhz RAM, RAID 0 2x 320GB 7200 RPM HDD, Quadro K2000M, 6-cell battery, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGN

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Just got two new X230 laptops. Will this model take an mSATA SSD? Is the mSATA slot 6 Gbs or 3Gbs? Any recommendations are appreciated.


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yes it takes the mSATA in the WWAN mPCIe slot under the palmrest. mSATA speed is 3Gbs.

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I just ordered a Mushkin m.2 ssd. I thought I had an m.2 slot on my laptop but it looks like a msata slot. Will the m.2 sata ssd fit into msata slot?I have a E5-575-51GG laptop.  

A:Does my m.2 ssd fit into msata slot?

Hello, Hmmm... it's a M.2 slot on your motherboard.

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Hello Community, just subscribe to the Forum. I bought one week ago a B580 Notebook with i-5, 1TB, 4 GB and added 4 GB and a 60 GB mSATA.It was configured with Windows 8 and only a big partition for use. The other hidden parttitions belongs to Win8 and LENOVO. First I had to repartition the drive: Using a SW to backup the installation of Win8 to an external drive ( size was appr. 20 GB), with the same tool I deleted the installation and set up new partitions as my house standards (4). Afterwards I restored the Win 8 installation and did an upgrade to Win8 Prof. Those were the simpler tasks. I got a lot of problems as I tried to install SW to use the mSATA drive for acceleration, I spent almost two days to search appropriate drivers at the LENOVO drivers site for B580 and Win8, but none of the available drivers did work (h4iv07ww.exe).Even the BIOS did not show the mSATA drive. To checkout the function of the mSATA I removed the hard disk, installled Win8 Pro to the mSATA. It was working very fast a expected. Setting back the hard drive the notebook did work only with the 1GB drive. Sometimes I could boot from the mSATA drive (F12), but that's not what i like to do - it saves no time during boot! Is there an expert from LENOVO who could help? The Lenovo support on phone was not able to help.   


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A:B580 mSATA

hi LuigiMunich,
Welcome to the Forums.
Upon checking the specs on the B580 Notebook, there's an optional 16GB or 32GB mSATA SSD that uses Diskeeper's Expresscache software for data caching.
If you have a Sandisk SSD, check these articles:
ExpressCache & IFFS Partition Recreation
ExpressCache software is not installed (this is for Thinkpad units but same aspects applies to Ideapad)
If you have different brand of mSATA SSD, the Expresscache software may not work (haven't tested this yet as there's no available unit here in the lab) 
Hope this helps

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I'm working with a Lenovo Y580 - 59359513. It comes with windows 8 preinstalled, uefi and all that other jazz. I've made my recovery usb drive, I've made my system image. The msata I installed is an m4 msata 256GB CT256M4SSD3. This drive is recognized in the bios. The disc shows in windows 8 install process. This drive formats and partitions in disk management. The 1 TB HDD is removed. I'm contemplating using it in another system possibly. Was originally going to keep it as a storage drive but I realized my ps3 could use the storage upgrade.

After not being able to recover via a lenovo provided recovery solution, I decided to Download en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso and checked it against the hash SHA-1: 1CE53AD5F60419CF04A715CF3233F247E48BEEC4

I make a DVD and a bootable usb both of which boot just fine. It seems to accept my bios stored key as it doesn't prompt for one. Everything is good until I choose my SSD partition. I get:

"Windows can't be installed on drive 1 partition 4. (Show details)"

partition 4 is the primary partition the installer creates for me when I delete all partitions and have it repartition for me. Showing details gets me:

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

I've heard of many people booting off of their msata. One person I remember having the same exact model as me. Sata controller i... Read more

A:Msata does not boot.

Take a look at this post about Lenovo PC' s with Preinstalled Windows 8.
Moving pre-installed Windows 8 from HDD to SSD

How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.

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After owning a T530 for exactly 5 years, we've decided to finally put a msata SSD into it. Should have done it sooner, since the prices of msata drives are truly ridiculous nowadays. But as the years went by we've figured we should wait because prices were going to drop. Well, now we know that was a mistake, heh. Anyway, AFAIK if you don't have a WWAN card (which we don't) we can install a msata SSD into the PCI express slot. We were wondering, which type of msata SSD should we buy? Is it an M.2 drive or just plain msata? Is there a difference? We were aiming for a SAMSUNG 850 EVO mSATA 250GB MZ-M5E250BW (http://tinyurl.com/yans5exn) or (if we decide to cheap out) MyDigitalSSD 120GB (128GB) Bullet Proof 4 Eco (BP4e V2) MDMS-BP4e-128(http://tinyurl.com/ycbbt7q7). Would these be ok? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. 

T530: i7-3630QM, 16GB DDR3-1600, NVS 5400M, 2x1TB 7200RPM, 9-cell, HD+ 1600x900, WinXP Pro/Win7 Pro 64-bit L430: i3-2370M, 8GB DDR3-1600, HD 3000, 750GB 7200RPM, 6-cell, HD 1366 x 768, Win7 Home 64-bit

A:T530 and msata

The slot in the T530 supports mSATA not m.2.  They are not the same.
I'd expect any mSATA SSD to work, but there can always be individual compatibility issues.
Hopefully someone else here has experience with the models you link and can give you a direct answer.

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Hi, want to upgrade my notebook HP 15-AY012DX and can't find information are there any mSATA or m.2 slot in it? Or I just need to buy ordinary SATA 2.5 SSD?


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A:mSata or m.2 on hp 15-AY012DX

@Falcomaster As soon as I seen these videos I remembered that I did not like this particular design!!! HP 15-ay000 Notebook PC series - FRU Remove/Replace Videos https://h20574.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=10862300&MEID=DCF73E2E-B847-414F-A43F-52FCC65135C9 Click on SSD. You can only have a SSD or regular SATA. Sorry. They take up the same bay. REO

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I have lenovo G50-45 with Amd A6-6310 so does it have extra slot for msata ssd or the onlyone for networkor if i want i must replace hdd with 2.5 ssd  also second question about VGA cardsometime it be R5 M230 and some times as redon HD 8500Mwhich better to use also can i use Apu processor vga with external vga card or one of them only used

A:can i add msata ssd in G50-45 A6 -A6310 with Hdd

Hi antonygamal , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
Common to the G series (page28), 2.5-inch, 7 mm / 9.5 mm SATA  ? 320 GB / 500 GB / 1TB 5,400 rpm 
Product specification:
Some: HDD / SATA 3.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm or 9.5mm highSome: SSHD with 8GB NAND ?ash memory 
Option for SSD would be replacing the HDD similar to this discussion. 
M.2 PCIE slot are electronically available only for WLAN components.
As per benchmark comparison : 
Radeon R5 M230  Significantly more memory : 4,096 MB , Higher clock speed 825 MHz
HD 8570M : Significantly better T-Rex score :   1,024 MB , 750 MHz 
With the switchable graphics only one display adapter can be used at a time. 
Hope this help answer your query.

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Is it possible to have both an mSATA and HDD drive installed on this device? I recently installed an mSATA with Win10 in to it but now it won't detect the HDD. It's definitely connected correctly as when I unplug the mSATA drive it boots from the HDD just fine. Is there a BIOS update or anything along those lines that will let me use both?

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Can I upgrade my laptop with an ssd any kind? Preferably mSATA ssd .

A:mSATA ssd for my laptop

Here's the Service manual: Manual See p. 78. It does support a SATA type M.2 mSSD, but you have to remove the motherboard to install it. You have a 1 TB 5400 rpm mechanical hard drive and it would be a little easier to install a 2.5 inch SATA SSD in place of the hard drive but 1 TB and larger SSDs are pretty expensive.  Post back with any more questions.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hello all,Is the Aspire xc-710 compatible with any msata type hard drives? I am struggling with storage space, the two sata ports are occupied by two 3.5" HDD but I want to put ESXi on the box, but I cannot do this without some more storage space. I was thinking maybe i could replace the wifi module with an msata device? Thanks

A:Aspire xc-710 and msata

your model has 2 M.2 ports and one can be used of for a  M.2 2280 SSD.it's near the ATX power connector on the mainboard.

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I have the dell inspiron 15r 7520. I am planning of installing an mSATA drive into the laptop(I'll have to change the daughterboard and in the process of doing the same). So my question is what is the process of making my laptop boot from the mSATA drive and if I'm successful in doing so, will I be getting the genuine windows 8 OS that came pre-installed with my laptop?

A:Boot from mSATA

It could be done but Dell doesn't recommend it. Whether your recovery disks will work, I do not know. You may question this on the Dell forum

Clean install of Windows MSARTA
How to clean install Windows 7 or 8 on MSATA(SSD) drive - Desktop General Hardware Forum - Desktop - Dell Community

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When I purchased my flex 2 15d I saw that there was an option for an msata ssd, however, now that I've opened mine I see no msata port.  I checked with tech support who could not give me any help.  There is a you tube video of someone adding an msata drive to his 15 D, but my motherboard is different than his.  There is a port attached to what appears to be a field replaceable unit,but it is not msata.  I have attached a picture of the MB with the FRU circled and a X on the port.  I have two questions: 1.  Is there an msata port which I have perhaps missed (not likely) 2. Is there a part that I can order for the motherboard that will provide an msata port?

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A:Flex2 15d msata ssd

[email protected] Gfrenkel1   What indicas is not an mSATA port unless it is the other way around, you could indicate the model of your computer to see the features and verify that no, or a slot, I leave an image for yours da mSATA port.  On changing the plate with mSATA port, you should know that possibly cost you more than a new team, it is one thing you must think about it. Regards.

Click on the star to say thanks.Please mark if it solves your problem.No work for LENOVO I volunteer.

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Hello, my friends. I have a HP 9480m Elitebook Folio (i5 4310u, 8Gb RAM, 256 SSD - MTFDDAK256MAM-1K12) which I won after the company I work changed all its devices. I notice that there is a mSATA slot on my secondary slot, which I'm not using. I was thinking to install a mSata on this slot for storaging music and video stuff (Windows 10 would be kept in the drive I have now) My doubts are:1) I heard from a friend that I was supposed to buy a mini msata SSD because a mSata drive wouldn't work in my computer. Is this true or a simple mSata drive would work? I'm sending a photo of the slot, if anyone can help me. 2) I heard that the other drive (in which the system is installed) can't be a self encrypting drive? Is this true? Is my drive a self encrypting drive? 3) Does the device support a mSata with more than 120Gb capacity (for example 500Gb)? (remember that as I don't know the bios password, I wasn't able to update it and I'm still with version M85.01)  

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The 1st mSATA SSD I got to know is Intel 310, but they only offer 40GB and 80GB model, for me, a 120GB one would be my 1st choice.
Later in many forums, I saw Renice has their X3 mSATA SSD 120GB, it is the 1st mSATA based on SF controller, I got mine from here 2 weeks before, speed is fast, its reliability still asks for longer time use to evaluate.
Benchmarks attached below:


Woops, I got my Renice mSATA 120GB from B2CIT last week, back to their site today, they are holding a 10days group buy of only USD249.9 for the mSATA 120GB including the adapter. My mSATA 120GB cost me USD299.9 and the adapter cost me another USD15.

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Hello finally I got my L440 and made RAM upgrade to 16GB and I also want it to have an SSD. After reading all the manuals and forum messages I think that it have  a sutiable port for an mSATA SDD which will solve my problem in a great way without replacing anything.
My question is, my machine didn't come with an mSATA or WWAN option. While making the RAM upgrade I checked the ports and there is only one seems to be suitable for mSATA but since area is too small I couldn't be sure if it is the one. Can you please check the attachment and tell me if any mSATA will fit in that port? Or maybe it is not for mSATA and I should go with the traditional SSD solutions by replacing the disc?
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A:msata SSD for L440?

According to the Hardware Maintenance Manual, page 70 that slot is for a WWAN card or M.2 SSD.  An mSATA SSD will not fit.
From what I read here in the boards, finding a high capacity SSD in the right physical size is  a problem.  There are multiple sizes - IIRC the 42mm version is used in Lenovo laptops.

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So, my current computer is an MSI GP70 2PE Leopard "gaming" laptop (notice the quotes around gaming), and it's sufficed for the past 3 years with me. However, it's beginning to be the time for me when I retire this laptop as games from 2016 are much more complex than games back in 2013 in terms of graphics, memory usage and their load on the CPU/GPU.

So, I've decided to get a new gaming PC, and it does have two SATA port for SSD's, but the SSD in my laptop is an mSATA SSD, which has a different pin setup. In order to transfer my SSD from my laptop to my new PC, would I need to get an mSATA to SATA adapter, or would I need to do something different?

A:Moving an mSATA SSD to a new PC?

a mSata to Sata adaptor will work, there are loads available, the only consideration is the size of the adaptor and if it will fit into your new laptop. They are pretty inexpensive so just buy one and see how it goes.

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My notebook comes with a 1 TB hdd .I was wondering if there's any way to add another sdd alongside this hdd ( so i wont lose capacity ) in a msata slot .does my notebook come with an msata slot ?

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Excuse my noobness... 
I currently have a Dell XPS 15 L521x with a 32 gb mSATA and 750 HDD. The mSATA is used for Intel's rapid start technology. I've read of various people upgrading the mSATA to a larger size and booting from it. Is it necessary to upgrade the size? Could I boot and run windows off of my current 32 gb mSATA and still have access to the 750 gb HDD? 

A:Windows 7 on 32 gb mSATA

Hi clarkpierce!
32GB is way too small for installing Windows 7 there... System + updates + any software + Application data will exceed the 32GB limit very quickly. In my opinion - 60GB is a minimum.

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can i install samsung ssd msata 500gb with hp envy 14-1205tx?

A:mSATA SSD upgrade

JohnDaleI wrote:
can i install samsung ssd msata 500gb with hp envy 14-1205tx?

The 2011 Envy 14-1205tx Beats edition notebook does not have a slot to accept an mSATA SSD disk.
You can upgrade to a SATA SSD. 

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Hi all,

I have the following toshiba laptop and want to upgrade it with an additional mSATA SSD just for the OS [/COLOR][COLOR=#333333]


I'm almost 100% sure that this model does not support mSATA interefaces, but would like to check with you guys as well.


A:Satellite L50-B-1P1 - mSATA ?

The port is for wireless cards, SSD's wont work.
Only solution is to replace the HDD with a 2.5" SSD.

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Hi everyone. I have just purchased a 17R SE. I have put an mSATA drive in and cloned the existing drive to it. However when I have taken the existing drive out and attempted to see if it had worked. The system does not boot from the mSATA drive.. I have checked the BIOS and it is showing under a field that says mSATA. However nothing appears in the boot menu relating to mSATA. Can someone please explain what is going on and how I can get my system to boot from the mSATA.

A:mSATA not Booting

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I have been looking around for information about using a onboard msata ssd as a boot drive for fast start up etc.
I have found information about loading windows directly to this drive (setting this drive as c and lists of ways to move the my music files etc to another partition so that when windows starts it only reads program information. However it sounds as if all or most programs would be saved to the drive not windows only.
Other information has described setting this up as a cache via srt with the cache automatically recognizing whats used most often and storing it there saving the issue of less frequently programs slowing it down.

Does anyone use this system? Do you know of a good msata ssd?
Is it possible to set up a drive as a boot drive and only store windows there?
Can you use onboard msata as a boot drive for windows and another small ssd for srt caching?

Sorry about all the questions a total noob to msata and ssd caching. My mobo will have srt / onboard msata capability and Id like to use it.
If a thread already exists about this please let me know what to search by as I haven't found anything on mSata here.


A:msata caching

Found some more info about this pros and cons etc. If anyone interested stumbles across this. To high level for me though ive only ever had 1 hdd or sdd and used ext hdds at home and at work its all servers.



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A:Is it possible to install mSATA in any of the P50 ...

Good day.
I suppose you could install an mSATA SSD into the 2.5" SATA space with something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Micro-SATA-Cables-MSATA-ADPT-Adapter/dp/B004YKJ5TE
And while there appear to be mSATA-to-m.2 adapters, like this: https://www.amazon.com/mSATA-Mini-PCI-Adapter-Converter/dp/B00OQ1Y5UA, I think that the extra width of the mSATA wouldn't work in either of the m.2 slots without impinging on something.
(Disclaimer: I don't have a P50. Just going by what I see in the hardware manual: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/p50_hmm_en_sp40j71944_01.pdf)

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Some time ago I've bought Vostro 3460 i7 version. Now I would like to extend the hardware using mSATA drive but after opening the I've noticed that there is no mSATA slot. I've made some search on net and found that there are two types of daughter boards one with mSATA / other without.
So ma question is if may I buy and replace the board that I posses with the one with daughter board. Similar to this?
Thank you for answer
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A:mSATA connector

You can certainly do that, but realize that mSATA is usually 3G/s, not the 6G you'd get by replacing the hard drive with a 2.5" SATA 6G SSD.

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Several people have asked about using the Samsung 1TB EVO mSATA SSD (840 EVO MZ-MTE1T0BW) with the Yoga 13 and Yoga 2 Pro, but after hours of searching I can't find a definitive report that either a) it works! or b) specific reason why it doesn't work. I purchased this mSATA drive and had a professional install it into my new Yogo 2 Pro i7, but I tap the "recovery/bios" button next to my power button, boot into the BIOS, and see that the SSD hard drive is not recognized. I've been a PowerBook/MacBook user for the last 15 years, but the 3200x1800px touch screen, 2 in 1 touch Win 8.1 interface, and mSATA option that I thought would allow a 1TB connection attracted me away from my 11" MBA with 500GB SSD. Just a bit bigger, big heavier, but far more powerful... I'm very happy to move on to a new environment, just hope that I can get this SSD working. Lenovo's authorized service center here in Shanghai claims that the 256GB SSD that my 8GB i7 Yoga 2 Pro shipped with is the maximum sized SSD that will work in my laptop, and claims that this is because it's the "chinese version" even though my BIOS is in english... There is tons of information online that almost answers my question, for example: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Hardware Maintance Manual (pdf) only lists drives up to 512GB, the largest drive listed is the Samsung PM841-512GB mSATA SSD (not the Samsung EVO series or the Crucial 512GB)Amazon reviewer Adam C reports he's using the Samsung 256GB ... Read more

A:1TB msata SSD in Yoga 2 Pro?

I've done some additional testing on this today. First, I purchased an external mSATA SSD enclosure and mounted my 1TB Samsung (840 EVO MZ-MTE1T0BW) inside the enclosure, connect via USB3, and other machines read it just fine. So my 1TB drive is definitely good. No problem here --- yet that drive still isn't recognized by my Lenovo Bios. Second, I purchased a 512GB mSATA SSD, the Samsung PM841-512GB mSATA SSD, the exact model number listed in the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Hardware Maintance Manual (pdf), but this drive isn't recognized by my BIOS either, even though this drive also works fine inside my external mSATA SSD enclosure. Third, I installed a 128GB mSATA SSD into my Yoga 2 Pro and it's immediately recognized.When I switch back to the 256GB mSATA SSD that came with my Yoga 2 Pro, of course it's still recognized and works just fine. Product Name: Lenovo Yoga 2 ProBios Version: 76CN31WW (seems to be most current version)EC Version: 76EC25WW (why doesn't embedded controller version match BIOS version?)CPU: Intel(r) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPUSystem Memory: 8192MBHard Disk: Unrecognized (when I use 512GB or 1TB mSATA SSD)Windows License: STD I've isolated that it's not a bad SSD, and it's not a problem with the way the SSD is installed. The SSD is seated correctly each time. My same problem still remains. After hours of searching I can't find a definitive report that either a) it works! or b) specific reason why it doesn't work.&n... Read more

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Hi all. As mentioned in the subject I have a p50 I am transitioning to. I am trying to move a Samsung 850 mSata ssd drive from my current system into the p50. I would like to use the second 'Ssd' bay as i also have a spinning drive I need to move into the 2.5in 3rd slot. I have looked through the forums and did not notice if there was an adapter I would be able to utilize. Any assistance would be most appreciated. Thanks!!

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Hello, my question for all you is if I can't take advantage off a msata ssd in my laptop dv6910el. I have an ssd on the hdd bay and a second hdd on the cd/dvd bay.Thanks and sorry for my english.

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A:Make use of msata ssd

Hi Paul, how are you doing my friend ? Check the hard drivers supported for this model:Unfortunately it doesn't work SSD. I hope that helps !I would give a great kindness ...If the question is clarified, mark my answer as "resolved" and click on the icon of the "hand" to provide "congratulations" in gratitude.Have a nice day my friend !

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