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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was repasting a toshiba tecra m10 and during  disassembly i found an extra msata slot and was wondering if it was for storage. Hope someone can help!

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9 minutes ago, Terabyte_272 said:

I was repasting a toshiba tecra m10 and during  disassembly i found an extra msata slot and was wondering if it was for storage. Hope someone can help!

 

Possibly. Physically, almost certainly yes. However, some OEMs have hardware whitelisting in BIOS. I have 2 laptops with the same chipset, and they support it (Packard Bell, and a Dell).

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The 2nd mSATA slot was used for Intel Turbo Memory, similar to what Intel Optane is today. It's possible to install a mSATA SSD into that slot, but it's up to the bios to determine if it can be used or not as extra storage.


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1 hour ago, NumLock21 said:

The 2nd mSATA slot was used for Intel Turbo Memory, similar to what Intel Optane is today. It's possible to install a mSATA SSD into that slot, but it's up to the bios to determine if it can be used or not as extra storage.

Hmm is there any way to check?


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3 minutes ago, Terabyte_272 said:

Hmm is there any way to check?

Can look at reviews of the same model laptop that you have or buy a mSATA SSD and try it out yourself.

Can also try to find the manual for it and see if they are any technical details about it.


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