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SSD mSATA

By Jeanvion
Sep 30, 2013
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  1. Okay, so I think I made a little screw up... I bought myself a Crucial m4 64GB mSATA SSD and when opening the packet I noticed it was very mini... I'm not completely sure but I think it's for laptops only, can somebody confirm this for me so I can send back if necessary in time?
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,305   +265

    It's for laptops or special motherboards that use mSATA caching or some all-in-one units.
  3. Jeanvion

    Jeanvion TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Thank you for the confirmation! I will send it back immediately, lucky I'm still in the return period.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,970   +1,485

    GhostRyder likes this.
  5. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,207   +518

    I was about to post the same thing till I noticed you beat me to it Clifford!

    Yea, msata requires a special adapter on the motherboard, ive seen mostly laptops have them recently but you can get desktop motherboard with it now. However Im glad you can return it first and get a regular SSD.
  6. Jeanvion

    Jeanvion TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Thank you for the clear information guys! I have shipped it back to it origins but it's good to know that if they make a fuz about it I still have a backup option with the adapter! Great
  7. Jeanvion

    Jeanvion TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,970   +1,485

    There is a 5 start rating on Newegg as well. I think you made a good choice. :)

    Happy computing with the new SSD.


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