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Mustiyo

Hey I need help with adapters

Why did you replace it??


Anyway, the one, longer card is what's called mSATA, that's the right adaptor.


The other one however is a mini PCIe Card. that's just a wireless one. You can use some kind of adaptor but it makes little sense because a real PCIe WiFi/BT card isn't much more and rather cheap anyways...

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So hey everyone. I have a few question I would love you guys to answer me if possible. 

 

My new motherboard does not come with these slots Screenshot_20190414-021145_Gallery.thumb.jpg.21b316a99c11fc6b8a7b10a7ac80352c.jpgthis I think is called msata if I'm not wrong. My ssd and my WiFi are connected to that. 

 

This is the WiFi thingy

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So basically I found this adapter online 

Screenshot_20190414-020934_eBay.thumb.jpg.bce8fbb1f8f53c4705f6d194ea0fbf05.jpgand I wanted to ask is it possible to buy 2 of those and hook them up via sata? I have 3 Sata l shape cables coming from my psu and 3 small l shaped cables lying around. 

20190414_020648.thumb.jpg.96117442f7470fb7407749bb23edf88b.jpgthese are the l shaped cables I'm talking about. 

 

Like I said could I just buy 2 of those and hook these up and make them run? Oh and the WiFi thingy has a black and a white antenna that I also have and I could attach it around somewhere in my case if those adapters work obvisouly. Also I have Windows installed on my ssd if I can't use that ssd kn my new mobo can I even start my pc because of no windows. I downloaded Windows 10 to my phone like 4.5 gigs 64bit is it possible to install it then to my hdd if all fails? 

 

Thanks in advance! 

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What's the old motherboard?

 

What's the new motherboard?

 

Is this a laptop?  Because usually mini PCIe and mSATA are used for laptops and not desktop PCs.

 

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Do you have any spare PCIe 1x slots on the motherboard? Just buy a PCIe wireless card instead. Cheap ones start at under $15 and no need for a janky adapter solution.
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=pcie+wireless+card&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=PCIe+wireless+card&N=-1&isNodeId=1

 

5 hours ago, Mustiyo said:

this I think is called msata if I'm not wrong. My ssd and my WiFi are connected to that.

mSATA on the left and mini-PCIe on the right (circled). The connectors are labelled on the board.

 

12 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

Is this a laptop?

Judging by the socketed CPU, the size of the caps next to it, front panel connectors, PCIe slot, and the edge of a large chipset heatsink you can make out on the side of the photo, there's no way this is a laptop motherboard.


CPU: Intel i7 6700k  | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5 | RAM: 2x8GB 3000MHz G.Skill Ripjaws 5 | GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080ti | PSU: Corsair RM750x (2018) | Case: BeQuiet SilentBase 800 | Cooler: Corsair H100i AIO | SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 840 500GB | HDD: Seagate Ironwolf 8TB + 2x Seagate Ironwolf 6TB | Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU + Samsung BX2450

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, jonnyGURU said:

What's the old motherboard?

 

What's the new motherboard?

 

Is this a laptop?  Because usually mini PCIe and mSATA are used for laptops and not desktop PCs.

 

The old mobo is a Acer predator g3-605 motherboard (I don't really have the real name but u can find it under this name) and the new one is a Asrock B85M DASH/OL R2.0. acer-predator-g3-605-lga1150.thumb.jpg.9eeccd6d898249b07e56ee1c0be7b0b7.jpgthis is the acer one 1685104-n0.jpg.b7ab3347c63bb59e52bb17894bc0a10c.jpgasrock B85M DASH/OL R2.0 

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Why did you replace it??


Anyway, the one, longer card is what's called mSATA, that's the right adaptor.


The other one however is a mini PCIe Card. that's just a wireless one. You can use some kind of adaptor but it makes little sense because a real PCIe WiFi/BT card isn't much more and rather cheap anyways...


"Hell is full of good meanings, but Heaven is full of good works"

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So many motherboards these days have on board wi-fi.  Why get a board without Wi-fi if you're going to spend more money on an adapter?

 

At this rate, I'd ditch the mini PCIe Wi-Fi adapter and just get something like a USB Wi-Fi adapter like this:

 

https://www.amazon.com/EDUP-ac600Mbps-Wireless-External-10-6-10-13/dp/B01CCMUN8C

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Another question would be 

On 4/14/2019 at 6:42 PM, jonnyGURU said:

So many motherboards these days have on board wi-fi.  Why get a board without Wi-fi if you're going to spend more money on an adapter?

 

At this rate, I'd ditch the mini PCIe Wi-Fi adapter and just get something like a USB Wi-Fi adapter like this:

 

https://www.amazon.com/EDUP-ac600Mbps-Wireless-External-10-6-10-13/dp/B01CCMUN8C

 

I have windows on that ssd If I were to buy a new mobo. Just anew mobo and plug that ssd in that mobo do I have to reinstall windows? Or will it just work as normal? 

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