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 Does my laptop have mSATA slot? - Forum sata ssd in an msata slot - Forum MSATA_1 slot and ssd - Forum mpcie slot in the back of my laptop won't recognize an msata ssd - Forum Need advice: mSATA SSD in MiniPCIe slot for Laptop - 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 HP 9470m with two SSDs : one Sata and one in the mSATA slot? Forum EVGA Z87 Stinger mSATA/mPCI-e Slot and mSATA Forum Acer Aspire 4755g SSD msata slot? Forum What's the point of a mSATA SSD?? Will primary slot SSD be fine?? Forum SolvedCan a mSATA SSD be put in a SATA 6Gb/s port? Forum SolvedSsd or Msata ssd? Forum SolvedmSATA SSD vs SSHD vs 7200RPM drive Forum Solved16GB mSATA SSD Cache Forum SolvedWhat does + 80GB mSATA SSD Caching mean? Forum SolvedmSATA Drive Speed Forum SolvedMSI GT70 2PE 1461US Mounting mSATA Forum SolvedCan i put an intel wifi on the msata connector Forum SolvedMSI GE60 MSATA question Forum Solvedwhy still using Msata instead of M.2? Forum SolvedMSI GE60 mSATA SSD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !