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Hey all!

So I decided to open up my laptop this morning to check out what kind of wireless chip I could put in it. The stock one sucks, so I was planning on putting an Intel 7260 in it. Anywho, when I opened it up I noticed a second slot just like the one the wifi card goes in that is labeled "SSD". I was going to pick up a regular Evo or something to replace my mechanical HDD, but if it has a little slot for an extra SSD, I might actually like to keep the HDD in there as well for some extra storage space.




Does anyone know what kind of slot this is, and what would fit in it? I was thinking it was either mSATA or mini PCI-E (guessing the latter), but all the SSD's I see in that form factor look like they are too long.
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Yep that's a half-size msata slot, would fit up to a 256gb SSD. Found some Chinese models on ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=msata+half+size+256&_osacat=165&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC2.A0.H0.Xmsata+half+size.TRS1&_nkw=msata+half+size&_sacat=165
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Oh awesome! I just barely stumbled on some similar ones on amazon right before your post lol. That's fun to find out my laptop has that slot! I think it was a BestBuy exclusive so documentation is rather poor lol. So can you make these things boot drives in laptops? How do you think getting one of these and keeping my 750GB HDD would compare to just replacing my HDD with a budget SSD (like a Mushkin or something)?
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