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Paper Tape
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E320: pci-e mini or msata??

Hi eveyone

 

New here. Just boought a E320. I am planning to give a a boost by sticking in a ssd. I was changing out the ram when I noticed a slot above the 2.5 drive which loks a lot like the msata slot. But the specs for this laptop does not mention msata at all. 

 

My question is: is this slot above the 2.5 drive a pci-e mini or msata slot? A quick googling told me they look the same but electrically different. I am hoping that its is a msata slot so I can stick in an ssd without taking out the 2.5 drive. 

 

Thanks

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Re: E320: pci-e mini or msata??

the WWAN mPCIe is mSATA compatible.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=PD015155
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Jin Li

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Paper Tape
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Re: E320: pci-e mini or msata??

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So am I correct in assuming that this slot can work with either a pcie mini wireless card or a msata ssd?

Also, what is the difference between msata ssd and mini pcie ssd? some product descriptions set them apart but others say they are the same.

Thanks

 

Edit: one more question: is it running at sata2 or 3 speeds?

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Re: E320: pci-e mini or msata??

yes your assumption is correct, the mSATA slot is 3Gbps.

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Jin Li

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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎09-27-2012
Location: Czech Republic
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Re: E320: pci-e mini or msata??

That is really good to know! 


Thanks you wih your answer. 

 

And, by the way, do you bought the ssd? It is working?

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Re: E320: pci-e mini or msata??

You mean the 2.5 inch SSD? Or the mSATA?
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Re: E320: pci-e mini or msata??

I use a 120GB OCZ Nocti mSATA as my boot drive and in months of use I've never had any problems.