Msata slot? Tags: RAM Components Last response: December 14, 2012 1:53 PM in Components Share TehBrickster December 13, 2012 11:46:56 AM When I opened up my laptop (Acer Aspire 7551g) this morning to add another RAM card, I noticed an empty slot next to the RAM slots. After some searching on the internet I found out that this is probably a mini pcie or msata slot. Is that right? A picture of it can be found here http://www.insidemylaptop.com/images/Acer-Aspire-7551G/... It's the slot in the bottom right corner. Can anyone confirm what kind of slot this is and, more importantly, maybe tell me what I can stick in it? More about : msata slot Scott_D_Bowen December 13, 2012 12:05:03 PM mSSD for express caching most likely. TehBrickster December 13, 2012 12:09:37 PM Thanks for the reply. Now I'm very new to this stuff. I use my laptop for casual gaming, some sound and video recording/editting. Is there a hardware part that can be of any use to me in this slot? Related resources What's the point of a mSATA SSD?? Will primary slot SSD be fine?? - Forum MSATA vs SSD - Forum Need help on choosing msata converter. - Forum [Closed] 30GB Intel 525 mSATA SSD - Forum Need Help to Boot from mSATA in Dell 14z - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hytecgowthaman December 13, 2012 12:31:05 PM its for Adding extra hdd or ssd to get more space. TehBrickster December 13, 2012 12:32:16 PM So extra disk space is the only use for it? zdbc13 December 13, 2012 2:02:48 PM SSD won't add much storage but caching will speed up boot and access times. TehBrickster December 14, 2012 12:09:21 PM Ok so I've got myself a Crucial m4 64GB, Sata 6Gb/s mSATA SSD. Put it in the right slot, started up my laptop, but it doesn't seem to recognize it. Can someone help me out here? zdbc13 December 14, 2012 1:06:16 PM Can you see it in BIOS? TehBrickster December 14, 2012 1:53:01 PM Nope I can't see it in my bios, that was the first thing I did. However, I did some more research and found out that I'm actually dealing with a mini PCI express card slot. Which means mSATA cards won't even work here. I saw a tutorial about connecting an external gpu to a laptop using this slot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktUw2VTFyX4 So that's something I'm gonna look into. Thank you all for the helpfull comments! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumSSD or mSATA ? ForumMSATA SSD as Bootable Drive? - Inspiron 17R 5720 ForumSata 3.0 SSD OR mSata SSD ForumMSATA usefulness with this setup? ForumUsing mSATA SSD as Cache AND OS drive? ForumUsing mSATA SSD or SSD for Boot Drive? ForumMsata iii on sataii port vs crucial m4 512gb on sata iii port ForumOnboard mSata with SSD: advantages and disadvantages? ForumBest Msata SSD for Sub $100 for Intel SRT ForumMSATA SSD vs SATA SSD ForumNeed some mSATA help. pics and progress so far. ForumLaptop: 2.5" hydbrid, or msata pci-e + platter 2.5"? ForumWhere can I find a good mechanical keyboard? ForumWill an AM3 cpu on into an AM2 slot? Forum1 gb ram is installed in my laptop having intel pentium dual core processor and More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !