I have searched all over for information about this and found nothing authorative, so please be patient if it seems an obvious question.
My Acer Aspire 5750G appears to have a full size spare Mini PCIE slot.
I know that sometimes these things are not full featured or just placeholders.
My question is, does anyone know if this is a functioning slot. For example would
I be able to put an SSD in there.
Assuming you can put an SSD there- I doubt you can boot from it (check BIOS settings) so you wouldn't be able to boot from it which may make it a bit pointless.
As for your question- I can't give you a definite answer so I'm not giving you any- it's better not to get another NBR user in trouble
You are right - I have the latest bios and it does not look like it has a useful boot option for that kind of hardware.
However, I run Linux on it, so I could boot a kernel from USB (or the HDD) into an init ramdisk and then run the OS from a mounted root on the SSD. For Windows I am not that bothered about performance as the 5750G has more than enough wellie for anything I might use it for, I have a 7200 WD Scorpio Black in there and that is easily fast enough.
However, some of the stuff I do In Linux would really benefit from having two fast physical drives running.
I guess I am just hoping that a PCIE SSD is a possibility and it looks like there is a slot.