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X120 + mini PCIe SSD CoreStore MV

Question: X120 + mini PCIe SSD CoreStore MV

X120e has no mSATA mini PCIe compatibility, so Intel 310 SSD will be of no use for creation of high speed SSD + HDD system. But Super Talent CoreStore MV has standard mini PCIe interface, so it can be detected and used by notebooks with no mSATA support. The only problem is booting of OS from it as X120e bios has only PCI LAN boot option. Is it possible to leave HDD as the boot source in bios but only with boot sector, which will redirect to SSD, where Windows will be actually installed? Another option is to push Lenovo to add PCI SSD to boot options in bios. The guys with Dell notebooks have succeeded in this question and got an updated bios from their tech. support...

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Answer: X120 + mini PCIe SSD CoreStore MV

Hello,

All I can think of is that you would have to try purchasing the Super Talent CoreStore MV mSATA mini PCIe SSD and experimenting. I would strongly suggest buying from a reseller that has a good returns policy, in case it does not work.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

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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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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?

Answer: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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Question: Mini PCIe

What cards are compatable with the second Mini PCIe slot on my Y710.I am looking to use a SSD(solid state drive), but they come in different sizes (Eee size and Dell mini size) and some are sata others pata. Thanks

Answer:Mini PCIe

You need a mini PCI-e SSD like this or this. These are the only mini PCI-e SSDs that are proclaimed to work on laptops with standard mini PCI-e slots. SSDs like on the eeePC and Dell Mini 9 utilize the mini PCI-e form factor, but are installed in a FLASH_CON slot. This slot is directly connected to a PATA or SATA controller.Message Edited by ortegaluis on 08-05-2009 09:38 AM





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Question: ssd for mini pcie

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

Answer: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.





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Hello everyone. Just wondering if I can use the seperate mini pci for adding a mini pci ssd. Is this possible? Was reading for some samsung pcis that have the sata capability embedded and will offer the functionality.. Please let me know. Thanks!

Answer:mini pcie ssd - x120e

Nope. I remember that others have asked before, and Lenovo staff have said that it isn't wired for that.

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Can I install some mini-pcie SSD (not mSATA)on my IdeaPad Z570 on second mini-pci slot? Will it work as a bootable drive (BIOS recognize it as disk drive)? Which socket half mini-pci or full? (As I know on half socket Wifi card installed, but not sure). And dimension of SSD.Thank's













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Answer:mini-pcie SSD on Z570?

Hi RJS,
 
don't know about mini-PCI SSD for IdeaPad Z570 model, but you could use 2.5" SSD in place of OEM HDD
or mounted in a Caddy in place of DVD drive,
please see this 'Replacing DVD with SSD'  thread...
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Replacing-DVD-with-SSD/m-p/758557#M56226
 
Crucial® Memory Advisor results for the Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 Laptop...
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=IdeaPad%20Z570
 
Zehn

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Question: U150 mini PCIe SSD

Hi,I just got one of the U150's ... the one with the u7300 cpu.I would like to add an SSD to it and I would like to know if any are compatible.I already discovered that 70mm cards don't fit :-(  clearly only 50 mm will.I was going to try the OCZ devices. Do the 50mm devices for Dell's work? Steve

Answer:U150 mini PCIe SSD

The Filemate SSDs (miniPCIe) on newegg.com (no affiliation) work on the U110, and I think the U150 has the same kind of slot.  They're pretty fast, and most importantly they use the actual PCIe bus, rather than the USB bus.   lot of cheaper PCIe SSDs or flash memory will interface via USB and so will be a lot slower transfer speeds.Incidentally, you cannot use such a drive to boot from - the BIOS will not allow it.One other thing to consider is that these things get pretty hot during use, so a lot of heat will build up under the palm-rest on the laptop.  

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Question: U110 Mini PCIe

I feel pretty silly asking this since my 99.9% sure i know what the answer is, but just to be sure, how many miniPCIe slots does the U110 have? Thanks. 

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Hello, I was wondering the purpose of the Mini-PCIe slot next to the HDD. I was also wondering the possibilities for this slot. Can a TV Tuner, HSDPA modem or Bluetooth NIC be put in this slot? Must it be Lenovo certified? Thanks,Dylan













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Answer:Mini-PCIe Slot Next to HDD

Originally it is for TV-card. There was report from some member that he could install MacBook WiFi card  and it worked allroght without any check.The question is if that card was really in list - I mean what if MacBooks and Lenovo laptops use same whitelists?...it's a complicated question with no theory answer.it's a pity but only practice can reveal this.





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Question: mSata vs mini PCIe

I think I have this right...mini PCIe is for periphery cards (e.g. wifi) but sometimes can be used for SSDs, while mSATA is used for SSDs, and nothing else, right?The T430s has both a mSATA (for a boot/storage SSD) and a mini PCIe (populated by the wifi module), yes? Tangentaly related...On eBay, I see there is a 4gb intel "turbo cache" memory module that fits mini PCIe; says it's for Thinkpads T400 and X200. For example:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-4G-4GB-Turbo-Cache-Memory-Half-Size-Mini-PCI-E-Card-For-Thinkpad-T400-...I assume this module could not be used as a storage or boot drive? Since it says it's for cache, it would get erased upon powering down or restting, yes? I'm scheming on using a small PCIe-based SSD coupled with a full size PCIe adapter card for a simple boot drive on a FreeNAS server.

Answer:mSata vs mini PCIe

Now I'm really confused...http://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/user_guides/t430s_ug_en.pdf "PCI Express Mini Card slot for wireless WAN or mSATA solid state driveYour computer might have a wireless wide area network (WAN) card installed in the PCI Express MiniCard slot for wireless WAN connections.For some models, an mSATA solid state drive might be installed instead of the wireless WAN card fordata storage." I thought mSATA and mini PCIe were different standards!?

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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?

Answer: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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Hey Lenovo Community  I recently purchased a new G500 i5 3230m+radeon 8750m on the 30th December, yesterday I added an extra 4gb 1600 ram and saw a that there is a half mini PCIE wireless LAN card, I can sacrifice that and put a half mini PCIE ssd, will it work or do I need to do something in the BIOS? That is my main concern. Also, what would I need to prepare before replacing stock HDD with SSD 2.5'? Do I need to clone this drive or I should just make a recovery DVD and pop it in once I installed the SSD 2.5'? Will everything install smoothly especially the OS (windows 8.1)?   Thanks and kind regards, Jessie

Answer:G500 half mini PCIE ssd??

hi jcagara08,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I believe this will work as the miniPCIE in your system supports Data signaling for both WLAN and SSD.
It should be detected right away once rebooted.
 
Replacing HDD with SSD.
   If your Operating System is Above Windows 8, you wont have an option to create Recovery CD using the One key Recovery,
    I may suggest using Paragon Backup & Recovery 12 Home (free trial) and use the Migrate option (see this thread).
 
Regards
Solid Cruver





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i have aspire ethos 5951g with a 750G HDD and this laptop have a one empty mini PCIe slot and i want to mini PCIe stroge for system  installing  .......  May i use this slot to add mini PCIe SSD ?????? And if i may what is the type recommended for this model ????? Thanks in advance for any one finds time to answer my question ....... RGRDS 

Answer:pls i need to use mini PCIe storage to my empty sl...

samehshi,
 
If the correct input connection is there, is active, it should support that. However, Acer doesn't support hardware additions or upgrades to our units and would not be able to assist with this.

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Hi, I ordered a X120e without the WAN conectivity option so it came without the card but i do have that mini-PCIe available, is it possible to use that port for something else? I wanted to put a second wifi card for penetration testing and research... or even some solid storage card in there.  





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Answer:mini-PCIe port for WAN on X120e other uses

Well, unless you hack the BIOS to white-list whatever wireless card you install, it'll be a moot point. Also, you'd need to find a pcie ssd with an onboard controller that advertises itself as a drive controller, of which none of the available ones I know of does. So, in conclusion, unless an engineer comes out and says it can support more, odds are we can't use it for much anything outside of Lenovo wireless cards.

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I have a Lenovo Z560 laptop with a AR9285 (Atheros) card in it, and it's utter crap. Home network uses a Asus RT-N16 router, running TomatoUSB and signal is great, however the laptop drops the connection all the time, mostly when making large file transfers on the network. It took me weeks to find a driver that was stable enough to use somewhat, DC's were about every 2mins now I only get them every 30mins-2hours. And no, its not the network, it does this on the road as well, with many hotel WiFi and any other spot I connect to, I also found allot of other people with the same problem with this card.

So, I am looking at getting another Mini PCIe half card, I was looking at something like the Intel Ultimate N 633ANHMW, however I don't have a 3rd antenna, so not really much point in it and so was thinking that maybe the Intel 622AN.HMWWB would fit the bill, as it's about the same with only 2 antennas. So question really is, are these the best choices? Or did I pass something up? Maybe I should buy the Ultimate and pick up a 3rd antenna? Or is that worth the cost and trouble?
 

Answer:What Mini PCIe WiFi card?

There's really no need to hook up a third antenna to a 3-terminal wifi card. I've done it with an Intel 4965agn with my old gateway tablet and my dad's laptop and never noticed any problems with reception or speed.

Also make sure that the wireless card you select is explicitly compatible with your laptop. More and more manufacturers are blocking 3rd party mini-PCIe wifi cards via a whitelist in the BIOS (HP is the most notorious for this and I think Lenovo might be too). If you install that shiny new wifi card that happens to be missing from that whitelist, expect an unskippable error during boot up.

So if your laptop has this stupid "feature" you are pretty much down to three options: flash the BIOS with a hacked bin file containing a modified whitelist (very risky, can introduce functionality/ stability inhibiting bugs, huge possibility that you will brick your laptop), buy a mini-PCie card approved the laptop manufacturer ($$$, options are VERY limited), or purchase an external wireless USB/PC Card and disable the internal wifi (cheap, but redundant, one port will always be taken up if you want network access, signal might not be as good without an external antenna, adds bulk to the laptop).
 

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Since a few weeks I'm the owner of an Intel based Thinkpad Edge 11 (NVY5GMH). In the "engine compartment" I see a free slot with a mSata / mini PCIe connector.I just want to know if it's possible to place a SSD in there (with the appropiate connector and size of course). I really don't know if I need a mini PCIe SSD (very little availabillity) or that a mSata SSD will work also.Has anyone already tried something like this? I just want to put my OS and the basic programs on the SSD, for fast booting and response.(Windows 7 HP, Office etc..) Hoping someone can answer my question, cause I've been searching for a while now, without result.

Answer:Edge 11 - mSata or mini PCIe SSD

the Edge 11 doesn't support mSATA.

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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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I found this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816321017 on newegg, and was thinking of replacing the intel wifi with this card for on the road tv tuning. After reading through the comments I found out that there are three types of mini pcie slots usb,ssd, and dedicated. This card requires a dedicated slot, does anybody have any idea if the slot that the intel wifi is in is a dedicated slot? is there any software out there that will tell me? If anybody has any clue on this obscure topic it would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi I'd like to keep the SATA bay reserved for a regular hard drive for storage capacity (using the S10e as companion for camera) but also speed up boot time with a SSD. Is it possibe to boot the S10e from a mini PCIe SSD card with SATA controller on the card, i.e.http://www.amazon.com/Super-Talent-2PCI--SATA2-FPM32GLSE/dp/B002EJ3HQO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=131101... I am aware that Intels new SSD with mini PCIe connector but no controller will not work Rgds/Kjeld Olesen 

Answer:S10e bootable from mini PCIe SSD?

Hi,
first ...there no boot option for that device in BIOS ...
second ...keep eyes open of the size of this card too , its longer than standard minipci-e slot...(double-sized)
..  fits only in the desired machine  ...
apart from that the announced ssd is slow   
 
regards KalvinKlein

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The only one I have found that will work in my laptop is:

Broadcom BCM94360HMB / Azurewave AW-CB160H - came in an ASUS WiFi Go setup from what I could find.

Anybody know of any others besides the one that came in some Apple devices?
 

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So over a year ago i bought an Acer Nettop to use for..... ummm.... not really sure. Eventually it got turned into a half assed HTPC. I was waiting for Silverlight 5 to be released that supports hardware acceleraton so that I could finally use all the features of WMC. Well the beta came out and it is still very laggy.

So since that idea is dead I dediced to repurpose it. I really wanted to build a NAS but unfortuatly there is only the single onboard SATA connector. My current pfsense box is huge overkill. Core 2 Duo, 2 gigs of ram. The nettop is an Atom 230, Single core but hyper threaded pfsense is still only single threaded anyhow. It has 1 unused mini pcie slot so I went googleing for some sort of adapter. And I found one

http://www.orbitmicro.com/global/m574a-cn025-p-15469.html

I know its the dreaded RealTek chipset and they are loathed around here but honestly I cant say I've had much of a problem with them. Unfortunately I couldnt find one for an Intel chipset so this is my only option.

Through my research I found another site that offers some interesting pcie adapters for some other common uses. Worth checking out.

http://www.bvm-store.com/ProductCategory.asp?fdCategoryId=719
 

Answer:Mini PCIE to Wired NIC for pfsense

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Also going to replace the internal 160GB sata hard drive with this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CF-Compact-...522?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c5df7427a

i have a 1GB flash card around here somewhere.Click to expand...

I have a thread going about the same topic right now!

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1645336

It's not bad, but I'm trying to avoid Realtek NICs for my solution.

I would also personally just keep the hard drive until it gives out. There isn't really an advantage to going with a CF drive other than cost from what I can see. Since hard drive prices are on the rise at the moment it probably is best now to keep what you have or grab a CF card/SSD.

I also found this today. It's too bad that it isn't a Intel NIC, but I asked the company if they would possibly make one. At ~$56 shipped, that would make a great solution that doesn't stick out as bad like my solution.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/320640000491?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 ( <------ added link)
 

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I want to install system on a solid state drive (mini PCI card), so I like to know whether it is possible. Thanks













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Answer:Can X200S boot from mini PCIE SSD?

welcome to the forum!
 
unfortunately this isn't possible.   the BIOS doesn't see the mPCIe slot as a boot device.

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There are two slots for a short profile mini PCIe devices. Has anyone tried installing their OS on one of these?

Answer:Mini PCIe SSD drive in Y560p?

HiPlease have a look herehttp://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Installing-mSATA-SSD-In-Y560p/ta-p/418343





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After years of not going for a mSATA SSD due to cost, I finally took the plunge & bought a Plextor 256Gb M5 series mSATA SSD. Upon trying to install it earlier today it just wouldn't fit, no matter what angle I tried. On closer inspection the reason became apparent: 2 of the slot pins/grooves (if that's what you call them) had collapsed down into the gap through which the drive was meant to fit, & wouldn't budge at all. Given that I didn't check the slot before initially trying to insert the drive I don't know if it was of my doing, but I highly doubt it. I'm now left with an expensive (for me anyways!) piece of hardware that I was really looking forward to, just lying in it's box. I was wondering if anyone had some advice as to what I should do next with regard to fixing the problem e.g. is there anyway of fixing/replacing the slot myself (apologies if that's a foolish/idiotic comment, I'm happy to tinker with my gadgets but certainly no expert) or do I need to get a professional involved? Any advice would be hugely appreciated. Many thanks.

Answer:Trouble with Mini PCIe Slot on X220

Hello,
 
Would it be possible for you to post a picture of the the MiniPCIe/mSATA connector in question?
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky

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I have an IdeaCentre B510 (7712) all-in-one desktop PC.  The spec claims "Two PCIe Mini Card slots".  The hardware maintenance manual does not show any PCI bus nor anywhere else a PCI mincard could be plugged in.  Can anyone tell me whether there is a capability to add a PCI card to this PC?

Answer:B510 PCIe mini card slots?

From the PSREF:
 
http://www.lenovo.com/psref/
 
"Two PCIe Mini Card slots
 
1 b/g/n wireless, PCIe Half Mini Card adapter, Broadcom® or Atheros chip
*Some: Hybrid tuner, support analog and digital signal, PCIe Mini Card adapter"
 
First slot is wireless card.
Second slot, like the A600 I am testing, it is for a TV tuner card.
The one in mine is Avermedia.

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Hi, I'm a Y500 owner who is looking for a way to get properly functioning firewire working on my laptop. I've seen many threads on people on wild goose chases with USB adapters and all sorts of garbage, so I'm trying to keep on track of something more plausible. The best thing would be if there is an UltraBay module that has firewire, but I don't think one exists . So the next question is: is the slot inside the UltraBay actually a mini-PCI-E slot? And if so, is it possible that a card like the one linked bellow might work? http://ca.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/FireWire/3-Port-2b-1a-1394-Mini-PCI-Express-FireWire-Card-Adap... Obviously it wouldn't clip in or secure to the laptop properly, but I would be fine with that. In my search I also found a thread that went into some detail about the layout of the slot inside the Y500, suggesting that it is proprietary in terms of the pin orientation... It's a bit over my head but it simply highlights my first question which is: is the slot I see inside the UltraBay a mini-PCI-E slot that would accept a standard mini-PCI-E card? Here's the thread: http://forum.techinferno.com/lenovo-ibm/3402-does-anyone-know-y400-y500-ultrabay-gpu-how-connected-m... Some clarification would be much appreciated, thanks!

Answer:Y500, ultrabay, mini-pcie, firewire

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Is it possible to install a MINI PCIE SATA xxGB SSD in a 3t?  I read that Lenovo is working some cool software that would allow this and treat the SSD & the Disk Drive as one.  But since I have been for years using multiple drives at home & at work, it wouldn't matter to me if they had different drive designators. I'd love to load the OS and a few programs onto the MINI PCIE SATA xxGB SSD and use the hard drive for a data drive.  I would expect it to be faster with potentially a battery improvement (another device is more power draw but less usage on the HDD.  Which way would it net out, avings or increase in power?). This probably relates to the "whitelist" which seems to be a black eye for Lenovo.  Does any PCIE card need to be on the whitelist or just the catagories listed?   Thanks,Nick

Answer:Installing MINI PCIE SATA xxGB SSD in 3t ?????

Hi and welcome,
the empty minipci-e card slot could be used with 3g cards only...
...& there is  no bios option... so no boot access from minipci-e
...if you want insert a fast ssd to your system.... use the 2,5" standard hdd sata bay and replace it with 2,5" SSD.. 
 
sincerely KalvinKlein

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How many does the W701, and what sizes (full/half)? Also, are any of the slots capable of a SATA connection?





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Answer:W701 Mini PCIE Slots Questions

According to the HMM it can have:
 

1 Full sized mPCI-E slot for WLAN card
1 Half sized mPCI-E slot for wireless USB
1 Half sized mPCI-E slot for Intel Turbo Memory

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I don't know for sure but I strongly think they not SATA capable... Let's wait for more confirmations though...

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Does anyone know whether the mini PCIe slot in the X121e that the optional WWAN card goes in can be used for other cards? I'm aware of the whitelist, which had been suggested may only apply to wireless devices (e.g. WLAN and WWAN) - although I'm not sure whether that's certain (i.e. doesn't apply for non-wireless devices). I've heard some people have tried mSATA devices in this slot with no success (which isn't suprising as whilst mini PCIe is physically compatible with mSATA it isn't electrically, and so you need mSATA support in the hardware).  However I've been wondering about mini PCIe SSD cards and whether they would work.  I've heard that they're not brilliant when compared to mSATA devices - however I can't afford to get a large SSD for this machine, and in general, people don't need to store all their MP3/videos on SSD, as the best benefit comes with the OS and applications being stored on the SSD, with user data being fine on an HDD.  My using a mini PCIe SSD, I could potentially put the OS etc onto a cheaper/smaller SSD, with the hard drive for 'data'. Has anyone tried this, or any other non-wireless mini PCIe devices in the X121e? Thanks

Answer:X121e, other uses for WWAN mini PCIe slot?

  Might be of interest to you that I tried a half mini pcie micro sd card reader in my X301.  It would allow 64gb if it worked.  However I got an error message on boot up - can't remember exactly what it was.  Other than that the only other option was the intel turbo memory which was of little benefit to me.

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does anyone know if i can use the ocz mini-pcie ssd as a boot drive for windows 7 on an x200t ? http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/flash_drives/ocz_minipci_express_ssd-sata_

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Hi, in my T500 there is a free mini PCIe Slot near the SIM Slot, but it is only half length. I found an SSD from SuperTalent in this Dimensions. Anybody out there who tried to use this Slot for storage purposes e.g. $TEMP or pagefile? Regards,  Ronny













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Answer:what to do with free mini PCIe - Flash for pagefile

It will not work. This SSD is intended for the Dell Mini 9, which utilizes a special kind of mini PCI-e slot [FLASH_CON]. This slot is connected to a PATA or SATA controller on the mainboard. The SSD will not work on standard mini PCI-e slots because they are not connected to a PATA or SATA controller. I believe that half height mini PCI-e slot is used for Intel Turbo Memory.Message Edited by ortegaluis on 08-05-2009 09:53 AM





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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?

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Under keyboard only one full and one half mini-pcie slots, specs on w520 page said 1 full, 2 half  Where is second one half slot located? 













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Answer:W520 second half mini-pcie slot

You may check under Palmrest place.
 
 
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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.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/802-11n-Int...908?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a0b96f4ec
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.
 

Answer: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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Hey, I have just ordered an x1 carbon 2014 addition. I orderd it without the WAN card. i'm wondering if I can place a min pcie/msata SSD into this slot and have it be fully functional.  looking at something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RevuAhn-m850mini-Half-size-mSATA-128GB-6Gbps-SSD-EMS-Express-Free-/271379693... thanks, 

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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.

Answer: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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Hello, I want to upgrade the mywifi 1000 card that comes with this notebook and I noticed that it seems to have an empty wifi card slot in the same area of the one DDR3 slot.  Seems like the wifi/4gb on this laptop is embedded? Anyway I purchased a 6230 half height card but this will not "fit" in the area mostly b/c the antenna cables are too shot to reach a half height card.   Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you

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Hi all, I have two X230s and I wanted to put two wifi cards into one. I don't need the wifi card of the first one, and would want to move it to the other. Has anyone done that? Thanks.

Answer:Thinkpad X230 - Mini-PCiE not Customer-Serviceable?

wifi card will not work in the wwan slot because of this card needs a full functional pci bus which is absent in wwan slot except of several pins, for usim and control.

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Hi

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

Answer: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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Following the discussion in that topic:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Installing-msata-ssd-in-X230-voids-warranty/m-... I noticed that all the mini-PCIe devices (WLAN, WWAN, mSATA) are listed as non-CRU in the X230 HMM. They were listed as CRUs in the X220 and older HMMs. The implications are clear - a user can no longer replace/upgrade any of these without losing warranty, nor can he/she request that a replacement module be shipped to him/her under warranty. From glancing at the manual, I didn't notice any significant changes in the process of installation/replacement of said modules. Is there a technical reason for them being removed from the CRU list? Is it a policy change? An error in the manual? Would greatly appreciate any clarification.

Answer:Thinkpad X230 - Mini-PCiE not Customer-Serviceable?

Ohh thats bad because I installed a mSATA SSD in my X230 because it was allowed in the X220. And the X220 and the X230 are exacty the same in this part.And the palmrest ist still CRU so in my opinion it makes no sense to forbid this because after removing the palmrest everything is very easy to accesable.  edit:I also looked in the Manual of the X230 tablet and there the WWAN and WLAN are CRU. And I see mo reason why that should be different on the X230. 

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Message recently updated 01/01/16 - I have successfully upgraded my Aspire T180 desktop to Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit. On the motherboard is a mini PCIe slot which I would like to utilize to expand on some memory or some other useful upgrade. Please share your experiences with regard to this slot. Here is a picture of the motherboard. 

Answer:Mini PCIe X1 slot - Acer Aspire T180 -has anyone u...

Hi DKBurroughs I've not heard the PCIe slot to be used for memory upgrades before! If you want to increase performance, but your motherboard is maxed out on memory, you can use an unused USB memory stick for Readyboost. A PCI/PCIe slot is basically used for expansion cards, IE - Graphics Cards, Sound Cards, TV tuners, USB ports, SATA extensions, etc etc. 

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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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Answer: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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Hello, what mini pci express wireless card can I put into a IdeaCentre H500s? Do all or only certain work?

Answer:Which mini pcie Wifi Card in Ideacentre H500s

hi coxmetal,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
You should get a WLAN card with a Lenovo FRU tag 11200354
   Again it should have a tag sticker which says 11200354 else it will not work.
 
This may be kinda hard since this part is not for sale anymore.. If you can find online reseller selling this part number that's great. If not Is uggest you opt to a USB WLAN Dongle like this
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/USB-Wi-Fi-Adapters-Dongles-/45002/i.html
 
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I know my machine doesn't support mSATA. But I've seen mini PCI-E SSD's available, which I assume will work, in the mini PCI-E slot on my machine. There's a few mini PCI-E SSD's out there. Any recommendations? And is there anyone using one in their machine successfully? No mSATA SSD's just mini PCI-E SSD's.  





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Can somebody please explain to me what is the function of these slots and if they can be used for any storage cards (MSATA or M2 for example)? I've read loads of articles and forum posts but I've just ended up really confused. I've not found anything which gives a definitive list of their functions. Thanks.

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I noticed that there are pins for a second mini PCIe port next to the wireless card in my Y580.A little research led me to discover that it was for a TV Tuner card. (page 47 in the pdf, 43 in the document)http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_y480_y580_hmm_1st_edition_mar_2012_english.p... The actual port is not soldered onto the board.I don't know if the pins can work with an mSATA SSD (pins go to the SATA host controller too?). The port is there and I would like to make that port useful.Given amazing soldering skills, could I solder a port there and install another mSATA card?Or are those pins specifically for mini PCIe?

Answer:Y580 - Unsoldered mini PCIe or mSATA port?

Any success soldering an msata connector?

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Having noticed there's a free, unused mini PCIe port inside my X200s (model 7469CTO), I was wondering... 1.) Does the latest BIOS support booting from a SATA II controller add-in card? 2.) Would I hit any unexpected limitations, such as a BIOS whitelist limiting upgrade options to known Lenovo device IDs? The add-in card in question is unique on the market as it is combining both a high performance Indilinx controller (~260/160 MB/s read/write) with a SATA II chip on a PCB that is ready to plug into any willing mini PCIe slot. It would deliver a huge speed boost while at the same time keeping the regular 2,5" HDD for storage purposes, turning the X200s into a powerful jack of all trades device.

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Hope anyone can help me ... 1) Is it possible to install mini-PCIe SSD into W500 and boot from it (BIOS support or not) ?If possible, I would like to install Win7 OS into SSD and treat internal SATA harddisk as 2nd storage. 2) Or how about boot from express card SSD ? 3) Is there any differences on speed between these types of SSD ?   sata SSD > mini-PCIe SSD > express card SSD  ?? Thks.  





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Hello there, My good old Ideapad S206 has been having Wi-Fi issues pretty much ever since I bought it. Basically, reception is extremely unstable, and it is a problem when the "net" part in "netbook" does not work properly, isn't it?  I tried updating/replacing the driver for the adapter, but I am led to the conclusion that I should try replacing my Network adapter. The steps to remove the mini-PCIe card are well documented in the Hardware Maintenance Manual, which is really great. The card is quite easy to access, remove and change. However, I have a question: is there any form of "BIOS-lock" on network adapters on this line of netbooks? In other words, can I use any mini-PCIe network adapter instead of the original one, or is there some kind of whitelist in the BIOS which prevents the user to install a different Wi-Fi card than the original one? (because if there is a BIOS-lock, there is no point spending money on another adapter that wouldn't work anyway) Thank you very much for your help!













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Answer:S206: Is the mini-PCIe slot for Wi-Fi adapters BIOS-locked?

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Yes,  the BIOS has a white list for wifi cards. 
 
Item #7 on page #64 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual lists the wifi cards that are approved for your model.

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I'm wanting to install this 80GB SSD into the avaliable mini-PCIe slot in my X201 (3249-CTO) : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167040orhttp://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167039 I've looked everywhere, but i cant find the answers to some of the remaining questions that i have before i make the purchase.  - Does the x201 BIOS allow boot from a mini-PCIe mSATA device? - Once installed, will the BIOS determine this as a non-whitelist device and give an 1802 error upon bootup? - ThinkWiki says that the secondary mini PCIe slot may be usable or unusable, but based on what?    - http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:X201    - For this, i will place another mini-PCIe Wifi module that i have from an X61 Looking forward to all of your posts!













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Answer:Install Intel 310 Soda Creek SSD into X201 mini-PCIe

Hi and welcome to the forum!

It's not possible:- 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Can-X200S-boot-from-mini-PCIE-SSD/td-p/171927

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Hey all,

I happen to have a Supermicro Mini-ITX motherboard that has a free mini-PCIe slot.

I'm usually vehemently pro wired Ethernet, but in this particular application I just can't find a way to wire things to make it work, so I am considering sticking an Intel 7260 WLAN card in the slot, and using that instead.

The one thing I can't seem to figure out is, what do I use as an antenna? I've only ever used mini WLAN cards in Laptops and all-in-one mini-PC's before, where they come with preinstalled antenna wires that use those tiny little connectors.
I have searched eBay/Amazon/Newegg for 2.4/5.8Ghz wifi antennas, but all of them have the larger BNC type connectors on them, not the tiny little ones that the mini WLAN cards need.

Is anyone familiar with any mini WLAN connector headers or anything like that? Essentially, those BNC-type connectors on one end with a little retention ring, so I can just drill a hole in the case, and tighten them in and connect an external antenna, and those tiny little plugs on the other end.

Or is there another way of accomplishing what I need to do?

Much obliged,
Matt
 

Answer:Adding Mini PCIe WLAN Card to Motherboard. Antenna?

also, you can buy cards for putting minipci in a regular pci slot that has these antennas
 

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Hi,I've got a ThinkPad X61 with the ThinkPad 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini Express Adapter (Atheros AR5418/AR5008 chip based), running Windows 7. In the driver options, I don't have an option to select "802.11n Channel Width for band 2.4". Does anyone know if it is possible of enable this option in the standard Windows 7 driver for this card? If yes, how?I've also got a ThinkPad X100e with an Intel 6250 WiFi adapter, also running Windows 7 and that driver has the option to select "802.11n Channel Width for band 2.4" to 20/40Mhz. It connects to my router at 300Mbps, so I know my router is capable.Cheers.

Answer:ThinkPad 11a/b/g/n WiFi mini-PCIe Win 7 channel width select

Hello mate, Some cards don't allow to modify the option. I don't think you can do much for that but it's normally set to auto.Doesn't your laptop connect in 802.11n ?





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Hello,
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.

Answer: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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Hi!   I am a long time T43 user, my basic workhorse. I was wondering if someone has any advice for me on using a mini PCIe Internal Solid state disk with the T43. As read from the T43 specification, http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-58317 it has a Express card slot, and as I recall and also read in  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExpressCard "....The host device supports both PCI Express and USB 2.0 connectivity through the ExpressCard slot, and each card uses whichever the designer feels most appropriate to the task....." So can I assume that the T43 has a PCIe slot ? Now, if so, I am trying to get one of the two SSD drives,  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820609350orhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820609405  I run Linux as my primary OS (log on to winXP monthly  for thinkpad hardware-firmware-bios updates). I plan to run my linux distro from this harddrive. This is the only available slot in my laptop as my primary Harddrive slot has a 250GB ATA-6 drive and the Ultrabay has a 500GB SATA drive. So my questions are, 1. Will this above drive / such drives be compatible with my T43  ?2. Do I have to do something with the BIOS to get the Laptop to boot from the  PCIe drive? ( It is not a biggie, I can always put the boot loader on the other HDDs, but the drive should be accessable at boot time. I have not checked m... Read more

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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

Answer: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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I have two y560 units on the way. Both shipped with the Intel 1000 wireless network PCIe cards in them.  I want to purchase two of the 6200 cards since the 1000 cards do not support the 5ghz range.  I see some around that are OEM for Dell and others.  They are the same physical standard but I'm not sure if Lenovo BIOS blocks (blacklist/whitelists) certain PCIe cards so that one that came out of a Dell or HP wouldn't work or if I'll be just fine.  In fact, i see some that say they're for Thinkpads and don't list any of the Ideapad models.  Shouldn't all of the above work just fine?  













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Answer:6200 Half Card Mini PCIe Wireless compatibility

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Did any one try making a DIY Desktop wireless card? I happened to find an Intel PROset 5100 wireless chip on one of my old MSI laptops and was really keen on trying it out on a desktop.
I ordered a Half Mini PCIe to PCIe X16 card holder and was able to use the wireless chip on my Desktop.
Here is a video that shows how I did this. Its a Cool DIY project and the benefits are huge... the Laptop wireless cards have better features like built in Bluetooth and other nice features.

Answer:Half Mini PCIe wireless laptop card into a desktop

As this is your fist post I hope it is not spam! Just in case FE informed.

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Hy together, Last week i orderd the X201 Tablet with the following Data's: CPU: Intel Core i5-560MHDD: 500GB (7200 rpm)RAM: 1x4GB (PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz)WWAN: not built in but upgradeable My Question is now, can I build in an SATA PCIe Mini Card SSD in the place of the WWAN Module instead and boot the System over this SSD? Have someone tryed it before? Have someone tryed another PCIe Mini Card SSD (in the X201 Tablet) and can me tell something about  it.  I like to take this SSD: (Have some expirience with this SSD?) http://www.storagereview.com/intel_ssd_310_series_80gb_review Really thanks to all of you  Good night from Austria,Robert













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Answer:Intel SSD 310 Series 80GB (SATA PCIe Mini Card)

the slots in your X201T are mPCIe, not mSATA.   while they are the same form factor they're electrically routed differently.   unfortunately the intel 310 card won't work in your system.

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Hello Acer Forum, I have an Aspire S7-391 running Win8.1 that won't power up or boot and I will be sending it in for warranty repair. Acer Tech Support told me the hard drive content would be restored to factory default or lost.  Before sending the unit in I would like to retrieve some recent data from the drive since the last semester backup.  The hard drive is a Lite-On CMT-128L3M 128GB Mini PCIe mSATA Solid State Drive (50mm x 30mm).  There are quite a few mSATA SSD to 2.5-Inch SATA adapters available.  I have tried one made by Syba which recognized the drive's make and model when connected to but not the file system.  I could not read the data on it. Does anyone know of an adapter that will work with the specifice Lite-On SSD?  Thank you in advance for your suggestion and time. Regards,A desperate student.

Answer:Adapter to read Lite-On CMT-128L3M 128GB Mini PCIe...

This works with every HDD I've connected it to.http://www.apricorn.com/sata-wire-3.html

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Hi all, I have an S10 4333-36U from Best Buy and I was happy that it had an extra mini pci-e slot (3G Sim + WWAN) at the bottom.  To my excitement, I blindly bought a Broadcom HD Crystal Decoder (BCM970012 / BCM70012) from ebay and it is minipcie.  According to the datasheet of this HD decoder, it uses the real pci express.  Doing some research (I know, I should have done this before buying) .. I found out that there is a "possiblity" that the extra minipcie slot of my S10 is not a real minipcie!  They were saying that it uses a USB 2.0 interface, instead of the pcie lane - which will make my Broadcom chip useless - if proven true. So guys, do you think that the extra slot on the S10 is really using USB interface???? .. I really hope it is not! Or maybe someone can confirm that the broadcom chip will still work even though it is plugged in to the 2nd minipcie slot rummored to be USB interfaced. Thank you!  

Answer:S10 4333-36U - 2nd mini pcie slot question (WWAN)? What interface does it use?

I understood that the slots can use either pcie or usb depending on what card is in them.  I too bought a crystal HD card for my S12 Intel but it won't work. It's visible in device manager but the Intel 945 graphics chipset cannot see it and so cannot use it, don't know if it's a driver problem or a chipset limitation. If your S10 uses the same chipset that's why it won't work for you.

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Hello,

I purchased 2 Asus VivoBook laptop's this year. One of them has a Atheros WLAN card while the other is a Quallcom. Both are only 2.4GHz.

I am debating if I should upgrade to a dual band 5GHz card for better speed/less interference. I opened up both laptops and the WLAN cards are PCI-E Half-Mini card.

Questions:

1) What network card do you guys recommend? I am looking at Intel 7260 since it is dual band, AC network and bluetooth. They are under $20 on eBay.
2) Will bluetooth work if I do get the 7260? The laptops originally do not have bluetooth, hopefully it will work off the existing antennas?

Appreciate any feedback!
 

Answer:Upgrading Laptop WLAN PCIe Half Mini Card?

How many antennas do you currently 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?

Answer: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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Does anyone know the correct Lenovo spares part # or OEM manufacturers part # for the A70z Mini PCIe 802.11 b/g/n wireless adapter? I have seen Intel Shirley Peak 1x2 in documentation that translates to the Intel WiFi Link 5100 mini-PCIe adapter (Part # 512AN_MMW). I have also seen reference to a Broadcom Adapter. The model is running Windows 7 Pro - also wondering if there is an additional driver required.  

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I want to repalce the Realtek rtl8723be mini pcie card that came with this notebook ... in linux. I doubt Realtek will help, so my only option is to see which of the whitelisted cards will work well (or at least better) in linux. I need to know which cards are whitelisted to beging searching for an answer.
 
Of course, it'd be nice if Lenovo led the way by removing that stupid whitelist that does no good to consumers, but that'd be asking for too much, wouldn't it?
 
BTW, spare me the countless links to github realtek dirvers, ubuntu hacks, and modprobe.d/ options. I've tried everyting available and this ... card won't keep a stable connection.
 
Free the BIOS!
 
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im looking to buy a great wifi card for my laptop, i have a Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 and it is horrible! and before that a ralink atheros card. with this intel card i have i cant even connect my bluetooth headset to it because it crackles and disconnects, its so bad that i have to be in clear line of sight, perfectly still and within 2 feet for it not to act up. and yes i have tried every trick i can imagine, from making sure it wasn't in power saving to massing around with all the advanced options i can understand and making sure the drivers are up to date. as for gaming controllers i use my ps4 controller to play games on the laptop and it will randomly disconnect and and give heavy input delay. Also the wifi is 5g and its still isn't that great, its slow at times and im right in front the router. and my laptop was broken for a couple of months and i was using a replacement with a lower older intel 5g wifi card and it was flawless, it was a m.2 but my laptop dosent have a m.2.

So i am looking for a great replacement wifi card that is resistant to interference and that can have great bluetooth and 5g wifi without catching interference from usb 3.0
someone once told me that a company called AzureWave was good.

Answer:Whats the best laptop half size mini pcie wifi adapter available?

Interesting. I have that same exact card in my Dell Precision M4800 and it works flawlessly. I couldnt ask for a better card. Aside from Intel, I would suggest Atheros or Broadcom.

THis probably would be a good one as well: http://www.ebay.com/itm/CUK-Killer-D...gAAOSwTglYl0uu

ITs used in a lot of gaming and high end laptops.

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Ok, so I recently bought a Lenovo g570 4334EGU (the versoin with the B950 processor) laptop. It doesn't have bluetooth, and i'm looking for a way to add it. I've found some mini (1/2) pcie cards that have wifi and bluetooth capability that I could potentially use to replace the current wifi card. However, I have no idea what cards the laptop is actually compatible with. At first I though that any mini pcie card would be compatible, but some of the ones I looked at said that they are specifically not compatible with certain brands. Does anyone have a list of compatible cards? Is there something specific I should look for? This is the one I was looking to buy: http://www.ebay.com/itm/190723655726 Does anyone know if it is compatible? Thanks! 

Answer:G570 Mini PCIe card compatibility questions (for bluetooth & wifi)

Hello and welcome,
 
The card in that link specifically says not for Lenovo.
 
Lenovo laptops require cards that pass the BIOS whitelist test.  They have to be both the correct model (intel XYZ) AND have a Lenovo FRU number.  The FRU number indicates that they have been modified (subsystem ID, IIRC) to pass the whitelist.  Reliable vendors will list the FRU # as well as the card model.
 
The best reference is the Hardware Maintenance Manual for your machine, or the parts list PDF.  I can't access the support site at the moment to figure out which applies to the G570 and to get the actual list.  Hopefully tomorrow the site will be back up.
 
Sorry I can't provide any better information just now.
 
Z.

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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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I want to install Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Half Mini PCIE Cards with Bluetooth 4.0 (Intel 7260HMW) in two T420s, Product 4172CTO.  Does anybody have experience with the cards? I especially want to know about Lenovo wireless drivers and software already on the machines vs, Intel drivers and PROSET/Wireless software. What to use and what order to install/install.

Answer:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Half Mini PCIE Card

Bios whitelisting will prevent your machine from booting.

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I recently bought Intel 802.11ac mini PCIe card and tried replacing 802.11n card in my Lenovo W540. It triggered the infamous problem with BIOS whitelist blocking: 1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - power off and remove the network card (8086 / 08B1 / 8086 / C070). The card itself is FCC approved (FCC ID: PD97260NG) I updated the UEFI/BIOS hoping that may be it was too old to recognize the card - but no luck. Even with UEFI firmware 2.17 it still didn't accept the card. Can anything be done about it? Are future UEFI updates going to fix it or Lenovo basically approves a small list of vendor IDs and ignores the rest? I tried finding any cards sold directly through Lenovo, but didn't find anything, that's why I had to buy one independently. But it rejects it. Can anything be done about it except finding another card? And if not, what 802.11ac Intel cards can be used?













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Answer:Unauthorized network card error in Lenovo W540 with 802.11ac Intel mini PCIe

Nope, no way around the whitelist on the W540 yet.





W540: i7-4700mq, K2100m, 16 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVOT510: i7-620m, NVS 3100m, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVO

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Please help i have bought a Intel Centrino Advanced-AC 7260 Mini-PCIe and installed it in my M73 but all i get is error 1802. Is there anyway around this? any bios setting changes? My Bios version is Version FHKT60AUS, Bios date 07/22/2015 and i am running win7 64bit

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Hi,When you consider that you can get an asus eeepc for 220-250$, I wonder if the x120 high price tag is justifiable. I own a x220 and love it, but really it wasn't that expensive if you compare to similar options (fast cpu, lightweight, long battery life...). When it comes to a netbook, the cpu are pretty much the same, along with size and weight. I wonder what the x120 would give me that an eeepc doesn't, given it's about twice the price! Thanks,Dave

Answer:How does x120 compares to other netbook

-ThinkPad name-ThinkPad Service-Better Chassis construction-Easier serviceability-Slightly better keyboardAnd you can get multi-year warranty with onsite and thinkpad protection if you are game for it.

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 http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/07/lenovo-thinkpad-x120e-review/

Answer:X120 reviewed by engadget

Battery life looks better, and I'm glad to hear that they fixed the heat issue.  It's still a bit on the heavy side, but then again it's not really a "netbook", is it?  Windows 7 Pro is a nice perk as well.

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Hi, I recently bought a X120e notebook. I can see that it has a SIM card slot within. Also some drivers have been provided on the Lenovo support site for Gobi 2000/3000/Ericsson/Huwawei 3G modules. DOes this notebook come pre-fitted with one of these data cards ? Or do we have to buy one separately? Regards,Sandip













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Answer:x120 e mobile broadband

doesn't come prefitted unless you specifically bought a laptop that was shipped with WWAN card installed.

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For some reason my notebook has crashed. It was freezing when i was surfing the internet and now seems to have literally died.It goes in to the Samsung Recovery start page but won't actually start the programme.I have kept it up to date with all the updates both Samsung / Windows 7 . It is only out of warranty so cant send it back. Any one throw any ideas as to what might be the problem.I'm thinking myself the HD has given up the ghost.If thats the case how do i reinstall a new one as the X120 has no drive?

Answer:14 month old Samsung X120

As I understand it - the fact that it is just out of warranty as you put it, it could still be eligible for repair depending on how much you paid for it- ie: if it was a few hundred pounds then it is reasonably expected to last longer than your 1 or 2 yr warranty (depending on what it was) You can have a read through here enter link description here in the meantime and maybe someone else will come on and post more information for you.

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prod: 4290-44Q THINKPAD X120
 
Moderator edit by bananaman: Masked serial number to prevent misuse.

Answer:How to use Rupee symbol in the THINKPAD X120

SomnathThe Rupee symbol has still not made it to the Unicode Standards as of now,but you can download the fordian font and use it in your documents.More information in this link.Hope this helps you http://www.indianweb2.com/2010/07/how-to-type-indian-rupee-symbol-download-indian-rupee-font/

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Okay so i've been struggling to find a fix to this and Lenovo support hasn't really been too useful either. Basically the trackpoint is having issues working even with the newest bios, etc. and synaptics driver. It also is having problems with the old driver too?? Could it be in conflict with the new bios update? Lenovo Support gave me the advice to reformatte as it is a "software" issue and to repeat the same above process. Yet the problem still persists.  What steps should I try next?  Lenovo support seems reluctant to give me a hardware exchange Thanks in advance, any advice is open to testing! I'm just fed up with new drivers having bugs like this.  

Answer:x120 - Synaptics driver issues! Trackpoint not working

Does it just not work?

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I have a 7484CTO M58P machine that currently is running quad displays using 1 Matrox M9140 PCIe x16 card.  I need to expand to 6 monitors per PC and as has been documented here, the motherboard will not permit the use of the onboard graphics with a PCIe x16 card plugged. There is an unused PCIe x1 slot that I would like to add a Matrox M9120 LP PCIe x1 adapter into to get me up to 6 monitors. These Matrox cards are designed to play nicely together from a driver standpoint but I am worried about motherboard/BIOS restrictions. Anyone know for sure if this configuration will or will not work ?  30 minutes on the phone with Lenovo Tech Support yielded no information either way.  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.  I know I could probably use several USB2VGA adapters but would really like to have the Matrox multi-screen management software controlling the screens. For our applications, there is a lot of value add from the PowerDesk SW. Robert

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Yesterday I installed a Samsung 950 pro 256gb m2 pcie nvme ssd into a Dell E7270
Older configuration was with a sandisk regular sata 3 ssd. After replacement did a bios reset twice, once factory reset, once custom. (I left sata on ahci.)
I chose to install windows 10 pro x64 by using the uefi/gpt methode. Legacy options off.
Installation went without a problem. Afterwards I installed the Samsung nvme driver 1.4.7.17.
Also the Samsung magician software. It reports a link speed 8Gbps (is ok), link width 16 Gbps (should be 32?) .
Is there a way to change the pcie link width from 2x to 4x? I thought this ultrabook did support x4.
E7270 i5 6300U, 16gb ddr4, Samsung 950 pro 256
comment would be appreciated :-)  Thanks in advance!

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Last year AMD came out with ATI FirePro 2460 Multi View, a low profile card for Stock traders. It supports 4 Monitors.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/wor [...] iremv.aspx

I want to use two of them for an 8 Monitor ( 1920x1200 Dell U2412M ) setup for stock trading.

I have only one PCIe x 16 slot & there is one PCIe x 1 slot emtpy.

Can I use PCIe x 1 to PCIe x 16 converter to plug in second Card & get 8 displays ?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] No=6049640

Would my system support it ?

What are the downsides of doing this ?

If this works, I want to add a 3rd card in another PCIe x 1 slot for a 12 Monitor display. Would that be crazy ?


Following are specs of my System.


Dell XPS 8300

One PCIe 16 slot ( It has GeForce GT 530 that I cann throw away )

3 PCIe 1 slots ( One is Free ) ( Other 2 have sound card & TV Tuner Card & I can throw them away too if those slots are needed )

460 Watt Power Supply

i7-2600 Processor (3.4GHz, 8MB Cache)

Chipset Intel® H67

8GB (4X2GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz Memory

NVIDIA GeForce GT530 - 1GB GDDR3 (VGA/HDMI/DVI)

Windows - 7 Ultimate ( 64 bit )


Thanks
 

Answer:Can I run two ATI FirePro 2460 Video Cards using PCIe 1 To PCIe 16 Converter ?

Your second link is broken.

I dont see how you could convert it because I would think that you wont physically fit the card in as it will then sit too high.

Secondly, your PSU wont handle two cards, let alone three.
 

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Hello!

I have a UAD Quad PCIe card (A card for music making, not a soundcard tho), which my computer can't find.

It has a LED light that indictates that it's getting power from the computer and so on.

System:
Windows 7 32bit Proffesional
Motherboard: Asus M4N68T
CPU: AMD Phenom 3Ghz (4x)
RAM: 4 GB
Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8600 GT

Anything else, just ask!

Answer:Computer Can't Find A PCIe Device (UAD 2 Quad PCIe Card)

Have you had a good look around in the bios settings? See if it's being seen there.

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Hi,

I currently have Motherboard Asus P5B-Plus Vista edition which has
1 x PCI-E x16, 3 x PCI-E x1, 3 x PCI 2.2

I plan to build a data server with this motherboard and buy Promise Supertrak EX8350 which is PCI-E x4 Raid controller card.

My question is. Instead of buying a new motherboard that has PCI-E x4 slot.
Can I just install the PCI-E x4 Raid controller card into PCI-E x16 slot which is normally for video card? And Just buy a cheap regular PCI video card for PCI 2.2 slot?

Hopefully someone could help me with this and I thank you in advance.
NYSaint
 

Answer:PCIe x4 Raid controller card into PCIe x16 slot

The 4X card has the long edge connector for the socket I assume, then yes. I have a second x16/4 slot that, iirc, they say will work as a 4x slot. That said, do they make a PCIE x1 videocard for the short slot?
 

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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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I want to buy an SSD drive for this laptop, but do not know what the protocol supports slot M2 and therefore can not determine the SSD model.


I want to buy an SSD drive in this laptop

Answer:inspiron 7778: M2 SSD slot: PCIe x2? PCIe x4?

The 7778 (Skylake version) is SATA - not PCIe.  

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Hi I am looking to build a thin mini itx motherboard pc with dedicated graphics for gaming and I could only find motherboards with a pcie 3.0 x4 slot. I found an x4 to x16 riser but I don't know if it works as I have not been able to find any examples of such a thing. I want to use a GTX 1050 TI with it. I would like to know if this is possible. I am new to PC hardware and am quite confused. if I can't run a 1050 TI can you please list some alternatives. Thank you
 

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Hi all

I have H61M-ITX board with 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (blue @ x16 mode)
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H61M-ITX/

I wan to install there PCI Express x 4 card:
http://dektec.com/Products/PCIe/DTA-2144/index.asp

I made clean Win XP SP3 install + all MB drivers on top. After I inserted pcie x4 card and boot up. Win XP didn't detect the card (though leds on card are blinking from periodically)

I then tied LAN adapter I have to check if all is fine with MB. I took this one:
http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?categoryid=235&model=TG-3468

same behaviour - system doesn't see it but if I plug eth cable then leds on lan card blink.

please tell me what is wrong I do? I checked bios for anything related to PCIe and found nothing.
 

Answer:PCIe x4 card doesn't run in PCIe x16 slot

Have you tried updating your Intel chipset drivers? They can be found at Intel.com in the download center. They would have updates for the PCIe drivers and other assorted H61 chipset features.
 

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I am planning to upgrade my video card. I saw this one from Nvidia. Geforce GTS 450. I checked the specs and i saw the "bus" and it says PCI-E 2.0 x 16. My motherboard(Asus P5G41T-MLX3) has PCIe x16. I also have researched that the PCIE is backward compatible meaning the GTS 450 is compatible with my mobo. Now, my question is, will my mobo which has pcie 1.1 only be a bottleneck for GTS 450? if so, what video will you recommend so i can play new games like need for speed shift 2 unleashed?

Answer:pcie 2.0 video card on pcie 1.1 slot

I don't think different versions would bottleneck that much that you could notice.. What are your system specs and what resolution are you willing to play it?

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Hello guys, i'm having a bit of trouble with my Sound Blaster Xfi Fatal1ty titanium, the issue is as follows:

There's a huge heat sink that prevents the card fitting properly into the single pcie x1 slot on my board, so what i rly would like to know is if it is possible to have it working on a pcie x4, risk free ofc. I've done a few searches on this forum and i've read it is possible but i rly want to be sure before doing anything. Another doubt i have is if i need to make any changes on my bios cuz i'm not sure if pcie x1 and pcie x4 slots work on the same power specs.

Thx to all in advance
 

Answer:Pcie x1 sound card in Pcie x4 slot?

If the card performs in a PCIe x4 slot, it should be ok... I don't think you will damage anything
 

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Hi all! I'm trying to install a USB 3.0 PCIe x1 in my M55P 8811 pc. I have a video card in the PCIe x16 slot and it works just fine by itself. However when I try to install the PCIe x1 card along with the PCIe x16 card, the computer powers up but just gives me 1 long beep and 2 short beeps. At first I thought the power supply wasn't sufficient so I upgraded it (was planning on doing it anyway) but that didn't help. After some digging I changed the default video adapter in the BIOS from Auto to PEG but that didn't help. I am lost now. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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I'm strongly considering a P9X79 WS MOBO for the 40-48 PCIe lanes it has available (depending on who you are talking to; I want to run a GPU, an LSI Internal SATA/SAS 9211-8i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 RAID Controller Card, a couple of TV tuners and a WiFi card). Because of space constraints in the case, the graphics card has to be kept down to a certain length to keep it from getting into the HDDs (please don't suggest a larger case; I just don't have room for it not to mention I'm a handicapped senior citizenn and need to keep weight down as much as possible). The card at the top of my list is a MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16. Even though the MOBO's PCIe x16 slots are rated for PCIe 3.0, the most I can get on it is PCIe 2.0 because the only CPUs available for the LDA2011 socket on it, the Sandy Bridge E CPUs, will support only PCIe 2.0. An Ivy Bridge E for the 2011 socket won't be available until later this year, assuming Intel doesn't change their minds.

This PC will be used for office applications, basic photo editing, data storage (my books, music, movies ripped from DVDs and BDs, and personal reords), web surfing, listening to music, and watching movies (no gaming; I'm too old and slow). Although I'll initially just be running a single 22" monitor (1680 x x1050) and a 32" TV, I eventually want to replace the monitor with three 23" monitors (1920 x 1200). Would this graphics card be able to handle that load w... Read more

Answer:Running PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card on PCIe 2.0?

PCIe 3.0 is still irrelevant at this point, there is simply no current card that can effectively make use of the full bandwidth of 2.0 let alone 3.0. It is overrated and offers no real life performance advantage over 2.0. Running any PCIe 3.0 card in a PCIe 2.0 slot will not affect performance, the benefits of PCIe3.0 are only visible while running intensive applications with a multi-GPU setup.

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Here is something I recently found out. I have tired this and it works.

You can use a PCIe x1 card, or a PCIe x4 card in a PCIe x16 slot. They work fine. So if you think you are short of PCI-e slots, you may not be. A shorter PCIe card works fine in a longer slot.

On PCIe X1, X4 and X16 slots, the first 18 pins are all wired the same, so as long as the PCI-Express card fits in the PCI-Express slot, it should work.

This is not the case for the legacy PCI (32-bit, non-express) slots, that are not PCI-Express. Those are not compatable with PCIe cards.
Picture of assorted PCIe and PCI slots.

The top four slots, in the picture above, are, from the top to bottom,
PCIe x4 slot , PCIe x16 slot, PCIe x1 slot and another PCIe x16 slot. A PCIe card that can physically fit in any of these slots will work, even if it doesn't fill the entire slot.

The bottom, 5th slot, is a PCI legacy (32-bit) slot. PCIe (express) cards will not work in this slot. It only accepts legacy PCI cards.

Here is the PCI-Express page on Wikipedia showing pinouts, etc.
PCI Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

YouTube Video showing PCIe X1 card in a PCIe X16 slot.
x1, x4 pci Cards Fit Into x16 pci-e Slot - YouTube

Here are links to discussions on this subject at Tom's Hardware.

"Can I install a PCI-e x1 Wireless network card in a PCI-e x16 slot?"

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/...-x16-slot.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/205984-33-card-slot

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Answer:Using a PCIe x1 card in a PCIe x16 slot

It's been like that since the beginning of PCIex !!!

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