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Default GIGABYTE WI01GT fit in mini 9 / vostro A90?? - 04-22-2009, 09:22 PM

Apparently this card works with every OS including mac and it injects natively in backtrack 3. Will this fit in the mini 9?

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2215

It looks like it would, but idk....

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Default Re: GIGABYTE WI01GT fit in mini 9 / vostro A90?? - 04-22-2009, 10:51 PM

The link says it's a 'Mini PCI Express' drive, which are 70mm, while the stock SSD in the Mini 9 is a 'Half-Mini PCI Express', and is 50mm. So, straight out of the box, it won't fit.

However, jkkmobile has modified a Mini 9 to accept 70mm drives. The thread detailing that can be found here:
dell-mini-9-modded-for-128gb-ssd-t6331.html

EDIT: Just noticed that the specs further down the page say that it is 50mm. If that's true, it should fit without the need for any modification.


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Default Re: GIGABYTE WI01GT fit in mini 9 / vostro A90?? - 04-23-2009, 02:09 AM

Oh ok, so it has to be the same size as the ssd. 50 mm, thanks so much man. Anyone else have a good card that works well with all OS and injects?
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Default Re: GIGABYTE WI01GT fit in mini 9 / vostro A90?? - 04-23-2009, 02:11 AM

Uh, that's a wireless card. Why are you putting it in the SSD slot?


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Default Re: GIGABYTE WI01GT fit in mini 9 / vostro A90?? - 04-23-2009, 02:32 AM

I'm not nor do I plan to. He just started talking about ssd lol. I assume they are both 50mm? IDK.
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Default Re: GIGABYTE WI01GT fit in mini 9 / vostro A90?? - 04-23-2009, 03:09 AM

I'm not sure of the size of the slot for the WLAN card. Search around the forums, people have replaced their WLAN cards before. If the size/specs of this one match the others, you're golden. Sorry I can't help more.


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Default Re: GIGABYTE WI01GT fit in mini 9 / vostro A90?? - 04-23-2009, 05:15 AM

I've been looking for a backtrack-compatible card for my mini since the day I ordered it, so I really hope you've found it. However, have you seen any really good reports about this card under OS X 10.5.6? I googled around a bit and found some reports of it working with some luck, or not at all, but none of it seemed very clear cut.

Otherwise, the specs seem right; I'm tempted to order one.
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Default Re: GIGABYTE WI01GT fit in mini 9 / vostro A90?? - 04-23-2009, 12:45 PM

Well, I'm looking as well and am only theorizing that this card works from a forum I visited. I will try to find the link. He and others in the forum, which happened to be a msi wind forum, were talking about how it worked with everything included Backtrack 3 out of the box. Mac included which is huge for me considering my vostro will be a mac.

I will continue to research, let's find us a card

*Website I mentioned*

http://forums.msiwind.net/hacks-and-...all-t2550.html

Claims it just works with everything including injection... Fingers crossed. Anyone else confirm this?
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Default Re: GIGABYTE WI01GT fit in mini 9 / vostro A90?? - 04-23-2009, 03:30 PM

Ha...I saw 'Mini PCI-E' and immediately thought SSD. I think I need to sit a couple of plays out... ops:


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