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Default A question of internal USB - 01-24-2012, 03:14 PM

Hello one and all!

I have a question that I can't seem to find the answer to in the forums.

I've managed to pick up a mini 9 from a friend, it's only got an 8GB SSD in it, so I wanted to put a 32GB usb flash drive inside it to use for data (eBuyer have a surprisingly fast one in their budget range that will do nicely), my question is, I found this on the web [Can't post links, but Google DIY miniPCIe to usb, it's a mini pcie card with pinouts and cables for usb and data] and I'd like to know firstly if I could solder my usb stick to that card's usb cables and run it in the second miniPCIe slot, and secondly would I need to draw power from another point on the Mini's main board? From what I've read in the forums everyone seems to solder in a usb hub, why is this needed?

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Default 01-25-2012, 08:34 PM

A hub isn't needed, but it allows for some flexibility. Why not do what most of us do and put a 16GB or even 32GB SD card in the slot for data? On the Mini 9 it's nice because the card does not stick out, as it does on newer models.

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