after you pull out all screwns, the keyboard needs to be removed (i had make a little damage on the keyboard to unlock the tabs, becouse have 3 screwns under ther keybord...
you`ll need to take an old card to open the cabinet without any damage. I`d started on the backside, near to LID fixation.
the black part around the keyborad need to access the msata port!
the exact location of msata is on the left side of touchpad. I`ll post a photo here!
so, the mssd is recognized as secondary HD, and the system don`t accept to boot up from that!
(sorry by my english, is very poor, i`m Brazilian)
My DV6 arrived last night, equipped with the 750GB hdd / 32GB mSSD combo. First thing I did was pull the hdd and swap in a 128GB Crucial M4 I had laying around. Considering buying this laptop with an SSD removed the option to include the "accelerated cache" mSSD, does this make the mSSD irrelevant or unnecessary? Nope.
Because my M4 SSD's perf envelope likely far exceeds the mSSD's capabilities, and because I still prefer to run SSDs straight up (non-RAID), I deleted the RAID0 settings at first boot. As such, the clean Win7 install I performed saw both the SSD and mSSD as install options. Once in Windows, I configured swap, temp, and hibernation to point to the mSSD and, since there will still be some space left over, will probably redirect downloads there too.
So, bottom line, the mSSD is useful whether or not you decide to use it as supplied. Its probably not beneficial in a RAID0 config with another SSD, but can still be used for other duties that will enhance the system's functionality.