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Default These ION Mothboards have Mini PCI-E Slots - 06-16-2009, 12:11 AM

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Newegg.com - ZOTAC IONITX-C-U Intel Atom N230 Mini ITX ION Platform Motherboard/CPU Combo with 90W PSU - Motherboard / CPU / VGA Combo

Alright,so NewEgg has 4 ION motherboards,all made by Zotac. 2 of them are single core and the other 2 are dual core. Each of these comes in a version that needs an internal power supply (20 bucks cheaper) and a version that includes a 90 watt power supply.

Heres the dumb thing tho,the 2 dual core versions seem to come with Wireless LAN, hence the Mini PCI-E slot. The single core versions seems to have this slot tho,its just empty. Weird how they would include that only on the dual core versions. In any case,the slot is there.

Whats the possibility one could fit an SSD into that slot? I'm thinking about getting one of these for a project,and if an SSD would work, I could really use the space saver of not using a HDD. It would be really nice if the Dell Mini 9 SSDs would work, I got a STEC 16 gig laying around...


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Default 06-17-2009, 05:32 AM

Keep us updated. This would work for a project I'm working on too.

Looking at the specs, I'll bet the mini pci is sata.
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Default 06-18-2009, 07:00 PM

Why not just mate up a sata SSD with the 3 available sata connections?


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Default here it is - 06-18-2009, 07:08 PM



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