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mSATA drive?

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Hi hoomans,

 

I'm out of storage on my laptop 128 GB SSD but I have a 16 GB mSATA drive from an old CR-48 Chromebook. My laptop, a Dell Latitude E6540, has three mSATA slots and the WiFi card only occupies one. The one large enough is labeled WWAN, but will it recognize it as an SSD if I put it in there or will it throw a shetstorm and refuse to do anything?

 

I have 2 GB of space left, and a single Wiiiii game is 3 GB, so you can tell how desperate I am.

I have no idea what I'm doing and no one can stop me.

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I don't see the harm in popping it in and finding out

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Why not.  It shouldn't break (Don't quote me on that) if it's the same type of port. Dell laptops are really weird, I've seen sata to msata adapters connected to a SSD when the machine had free msata ports, and NVME ports being wasted on cheap laptops.

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Just now, Opencircuit74 said:

Why not.  It shouldn't break (Don't quote me on that) if it's the same type of port. Dell laptops are really weird, I've seen sata to msata adapters connected to a SSD when the machine had free msata ports, and NVME ports being wasted on cheap laptops.

yay!!!! Thanks guys! I'll pop off the cover in a few minutes.

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2 minutes ago, LOOK OVER HERE said:

yay!!!! Thanks guys! I'll pop off the cover in a few minutes.

Make sure you take the battery out and stuff first, don't want to be killing your laptop.

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17 minutes ago, Opencircuit74 said:

Make sure you take the battery out and stuff first, don't want to be killing your laptop.

Doesn't work. The laptop works fine but it doesn't recognize the drive.

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1 minute ago, LOOK OVER HERE said:

Doesn't work. The laptop works fine but it doesn't recognize the drive.

Maybe check the BIOS to see if there is a setting concerning it? It might be looking for a wifi card and does not detect the SSD.

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hmmm ok. I'll try that once I finish my math homework. Any other tips?

Update: It shows up when it's booting and before it loads good ol' Wendow's 7, but the OS doesn't see it.

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