10-31-2013 02:06 PM
I am a novice at this.
I have a Gateway Profile 6.0 and a 6.5.
I would like to be assured that my chances of successfully installing and using a Crucial mSata are high, above 90%.
1.) Are there any procedures I should do before ordering the drive to determine it's applicability?
2.) Is there a list of procedures I should be prepared to use if necessary in the install process, once I have the drive?
Please refer me to what you know will work best.
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11-01-2013 09:51 AM
Thank you for contacting us for more information on our mSATA Drives. I pulled up both your systems and it looks neither system is compatible with the mSATA drive. The Gateway Profile 6.5 is compatible with the M500 drive, however. The Gateway Profile 6.0 is not compatible with our SSDs. More information about our SSDs can be found here. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
11-01-2013 06:45 PM
This is a Card I purchased for my Gateway Profiles which claims to add MiniPCI to the System. With this in mind, might your Product work in it?
Dear Michael Lynch,
We would like to make sure that you are satisfied with your purchase with us!
New Gateway Profile 6.5 PCI Riser Card 07322-1M to PCI, PCI Express & MiniPCI
If you are happy then we would appreciate your Positive Feedback.
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If this is not the case we would like to know about it and the problem you have.
Thank you for your time.
11-02-2013 03:11 AM
Mini PCI and msata aren't necasarily the same thing despite looking the same: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#Mini_PCI_
So you'd need to check with the cards manufacturer whether it supports msata. I guess you would want to check with them if you can boot from it if you were intending to as well?
Is there any particular reason you want msata over the standard sata version? Running SSD's via PCI Express has tended to not provide as good performance as running them via your chipsets sata controller in any case.
11-02-2013 08:46 AM
After reading your Reply and examining the Card I purchased, I have to apologize for using the wrong terminology. The Card I purchased has an adapter slot the size of a Mini PCI Express Card as described in your Replies Link. I have updated the Title of my Thread and hope for additional clarification / help. Best regards, Mike Lynch
11-02-2013 10:07 AM
To the best of my knowledge they don't sell mini PCI Express drives.
11-02-2013 04:33 PM
This looks like one but the terminology is reversed: Crucial M500 120GB mSATA Internal SSD.
This is very confusing.
11-02-2013 04:42 PM
Well as said in post 4, they do look the same - but they're not the same.
Crucial sell drives that use sata or msata connections. I don't think they've made a Mini PCI Express for 3 or 4 years now.
11-05-2013 06:23 AM
We don't actually sell PCI SSD drives. We sell mSATA SSD's which can look like they would work in a PCI slot but unfortunately they don't.
This means that our mSATA SSD's would not work in your mini PCI slot.
11-09-2013 05:43 AM
Thanks for all the feedback, I appreciate it!
Now, I have to try and understand what if anything, the mini PCI slot on the Board is for.