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Default Compatibility of New Mini PCI-E SSD's by other companies - 09-05-2014, 01:09 PM

Just curious as I check every once in a while to see if I can actually make my mini 9 useful again. I see on Amazon that there are other companies like Toshiba that are making new mini-pcie ssd's for cheap and they look to be the same size and dimensions as the Runcores that are overpriced and recommended here all the time. Is there something I'm missing as to why these are not being recommended at all? I keep reading and all the advice is that there are only two companies that have ones that work.

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Default 09-05-2014, 08:03 PM

The Mini 9 uses a PATA SSD while those are SATA.

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Default 09-06-2014, 02:32 PM

Simple rule: if the SSD description does not explicitly say it is compatible with the Dell Mini 9/Inspiron 910, it isn't. The Mini 9 uses a MiniPCIe form factor for the SSD, but the wiring is entirely custom to Dell. It isn't just that it's PATA (which means it isn't really MiniPCIe to begin with.)

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Default 09-10-2014, 12:46 PM

Thanks for letting me know. That's disappointing, but expected.
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