Acer Aspire 5740G Owners Lounge

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  1. Andy53

    Andy53 Notebook Consultant

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    The NEC chip on that board support both USB 2 and 3, the speed from the USB 2 is faster than the Intel chipset from our Acer.
    The fastest speed I saw was about 150Mb/s but depent on chipset from usb case, best result I have from case with factory drive in it.

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    But If you use another case for our Acer you can also put a SATA2 or 3 card in it see,
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/acer-aspire-5740g-owners-lounge.468091/page-542#post-9599983
     
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  2. ankit_rana

    ankit_rana Newbie

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    I can move the motherboard / chipset out of the laptop case, that is not a prob, i have seen people creating good solutions for out of the case laptops, example:


    Yes now these are the speeds i can live with. However this is not what i was looking for and raises one more question in my mind.
    I will ask point-wise
    1. i have usb 3.0 external hdd(s). is there a miniPCI to usb 3.0 card ? Did you plug this card in WLAN (wifi) slot or modem slot? if i am not wrong the modem is there on the laptop and is also connected to miniPCI slot EDIT: sorry modem is not on PCI chain, saw the block diagram,
    2. From your thread, where did you get the card from (Asmedia ASM1061), and secondly how did you provide power to any thing that will be plugged into these sata slots
    3. I have optical drive (ODD) removed as well so that will be one more slot for expansion, how can we use this slot to expand ?
     

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  3. Andy53

    Andy53 Notebook Consultant

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    Lets take all clear, Asmedia ASM1061 sata is not used by me, it was a test, only mini pci e usb3 card with NEC/Renesas chipset with 2 outputs.

    1 Yes mine,

    http://www.conrad.com/ce/en/product/986875/1-port----USB-30-controller-card--------Mini-PCIe

    another example, 4 outputs.

    http://www.speeddragon.com/index.php?controller=Default&action=ProductInfo&Id=416

    Search for mini pci e usb3, look if cables are included.

    I put the card at 3G, but you can use both slots if you have space.


    2 Look again at my project, also link 1 #5136, I solder 2 wires at the place from diode D19, its the power from the HDD, affected by sleepmode.

    If you work with USB externals, Then its enough power.


    3 To put a HDD on it, You see it in your example movie at about 9.40 minutes/sec .
     
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  4. Zacnut

    Zacnut Newbie

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    Just wanted to share.
    This is my my favourite laptop, especially for tinkering on.
    I have it running 10.13 High Sierra.
    I3-330M 2.13 GHz
    Samsung 850 SSD
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 overclocked (Core Clock 850MHz, Memory Clock 950MHz)
    4GB DDR3
    Dual boot Windows 10 with working VMware boot camp booting.
    The MacOS install is more or less fully working (sleep/wake, graphics acceleration,Brightness, Bluetooth, FaceTime/iMessage, ethernet, audio with voodoo)
    Only HDMI audio and hibernate are not working.
    Looking at getting AC wifi for it
    And another SSD for my caddy which replaces the optical drive.
     
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  5. Andy53

    Andy53 Notebook Consultant

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    Are there any results yet, I'm curious :)
     
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