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Default Re: Dell Mini 9 Modded for 128GB SSD - 04-18-2009, 08:47 PM

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how about a flex cable extender, i believe that i saw some that might work.
Orbit Micro has this extender for $45...but it does not go the full width across the mini-card and may not provide all the connections needed by the SSD.

We're going to need something more like this for for $56...and even it will take some modding.

BTW, a discussion on this very topic has been going on EeeUser for a couple of years. May be helpful to check it out.
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Default Re: Dell Mini 9 Modded for 128GB SSD - 05-05-2009, 05:24 PM

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A great idea to turn it sideways and have the full 128 gigs without having to do any shaving of the case. However if your going to use a ribbon cable to make that happen, why not set it up so that you can connect 2 SSD's to the end connectors and perhaps the mini-9 will read them both as a single drive or worst case it wont work and youll still be stuck with the 128 gig drive....if you bought one for about $390 not including S&H. Remember to get the PATA model since the mini-9 does not support SATA.
@Dr Some-what Evil: Why this talk of no SATA on Mini 9? Intel clearly states support for 2 SATA ports as well as AHCI. See this page. I was a little disappointed that the ICH7-M doesn't have integrated RAID controller, but with SATA/AHCI I'll be happy. As for PATA only, mini-PCIe is interface. Same thing as desktop board with PCI slot. Plug in Ultra ATA controller card + Ultra ATA HDD = PATA HDD. Plug in SATA controller card + SATA HDD = SATA HDD. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't drive controller onboard SSD card? I am admittedly new to this arena of PC technology (Mini910), but not PC hardware and BIOS. I'd just like to thank Dell for not publishing full technical specs on this board :sarcasm:


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Default Re: Dell Mini 9 Modded for 128GB SSD - 05-05-2009, 08:36 PM

Not sure if this would work or not...

http://www.itxdepot.com/xcart/product.p ... 100&page=1

Same thing (cheaper)...

http://www.orbitmicro.com/global/pciexp ... p-756.html

It's nothing more than an extension for a X1 slot, don't see why it wouldn't.

EDIT: The second link has pics that can be expanded. You can see it has a 10+7 pin count where the SSD would need 18+8... so wouldn't work after all.
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Default Re: Dell Mini 9 Modded for 128GB SSD - 05-09-2009, 06:20 PM

That's for standard PCI-e, not mini PCI-e.
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Default 06-12-2013, 12:18 AM

Very interesting that Kingspec has come out with this....


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Default 12-15-2013, 02:23 AM

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Very interesting that Kingspec has come out with this....
Hi Holmes4 what do you think about that drive? See it's still available on Amazon.de and also on various chinese sites.

Would you say Kingspec was reasonable quality? Not a manufacturers name that I recognise tbh.


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Default 12-15-2013, 10:38 PM

No, I would say it is low quality. But if you must have that size, I think there are no other choices. Personally, I would not invest that kind of money into a Mini9 today.


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Default 12-15-2013, 11:40 PM

ok thank you.

given what you say i may fall back to a smaller size (but still bigger than my current 16G) or I might just add a 64G usb stick for storage - see there are some physically very small options out there.


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