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Default Has anyone put anything in the empty WWAN spot in their mini 9? - 09-25-2009, 04:52 AM

Has anybody permanently wired in a slim usb thumb drive or memory stick in the empty WWAN spot? Can it be done?

I figure it would be a great spot for some extra storage.
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Default 09-25-2009, 04:58 AM

Even better!
SDHC mini PCIe adapter - Would it work?!

I'm planning to put a USB hub in my mini 10v with 2 sockets open into its empty WWAN area so that I can have 2x16gb micro USB sticks installed.

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Default 09-25-2009, 05:29 PM

I soldered a 16GB thumb drive inside my mini 9. Use pads 43 and 45 on the WWAN connector, a screw point for earth and a trace for the 5V. Means that even with an 8GB SSD I still have 40GB storage on board with my SD card and internal USB stick.

The soldering is reasonably easy if you're competent with a soldering iron and have one with a small tip.

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Default 09-25-2009, 06:37 PM

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Default 09-30-2009, 07:32 AM

I have a Supertalent Doublewide SSD occupying that space. 64Gb.

Black Mini9 2gb ram 64gb ssd Win7 7100
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