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post #41 of 51
The z77e was nice because the mSATA was on the back. Still, I think the 2.5" SSD isn't going to be around much longer. Soon, having an SSD with cabling that connects it to the motherboard is going to seem as silly as having RAM mounted somewhere else.
post #42 of 51
You can't beat 2.5" drives for capacity. However, I do have high hopes for PCIe-based M.2 drives replacing them overall.
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You can get a 1TB mSATA 840 Evo, all bets are off!
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Yes, and each NAND modules is 256GiB. Most drives have 64GiB modules at best. Theoretically, you can fit 32 NAND modules in a 2.5" drive. Using EVO density, you've got an 8TiB SSD. Using standard density, it's "just" 2TiB.
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I'm running a 128GB Plextor mSata in the Asrock ITX FM2+ board, it's the best ever.... Aside from the boards awesome UEFI features. Over all this MSI board is meh..
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You couldn't replace Wifi with an mSATA drive anyway, mPCI-e and mSATA are two different connections, even if they use the same physical connector.

actually at least in 1 instance i've looked at it was matter of swapping 2 pins. also i do believe they sell mPCIe SSDs you would need to head over to NBR forums to get the correct answer form someone who has read the data sheets/pin outs.
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post #47 of 51
Sure does look like a Gb board, stripped down a bit . Hopefully MSI only want about 60 - 65 euro for it .
A couple mid level ITX FM2+ boards would be spot on , I mean something other than 90 euro top end boards for HTPCs
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post #48 of 51
Quote:
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You couldn't replace Wifi with an mSATA drive anyway, mPCI-e and mSATA are two different connections, even if they use the same physical connector.

actually at least in 1 instance i've looked at it was matter of swapping 2 pins. also i do believe they sell mPCIe SSDs you would need to head over to NBR forums to get the correct answer form someone who has read the data sheets/pin outs.

Right, but those 2 pins still need to be correct. mPCI-e goes to the Northbridge, mSATA goes to the SATA controller.

Anyway, as someone pointed out, it seems ASRock is using a small chip to detect which is in use and switch between them.
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post #49 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aonex View Post

Was waiting for this board, but took so long, ended up just picking up the Gigabyte. Strange that photo has the blue VGA connector, doesn't show it here:

http://www.techpowerup.com/198055/msi-announces-mini-itx-a88xi-ac-motherboard.html

funny!! i did the same thing
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cpu socket is still near the pcie slot, is it hard to move that cpu socket farther from the pcie slot MSI? frown.gif
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