M18x R1/R2 - Creative Use for the Empty Mini-PCI Slot (WIHD socket on systems without WIHD)

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  1. Mr. Fox

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    If you can find space somewhere else for the USB device, there is no reason that extension cable would not work. That might be an option for locust76 as well for his Logitec mouse dongle. Maybe near the SO-DIMM slots, or between the chassis bottom cover and a memory module. It would depend on how long and/or thick the USB dongle is.

    The SATA port adapter would not fit in the half-height bay. Plus, I do not know of any device you could find space for that would connect to it inside of the chassis if it did work. Providing power to a SATA device would also be a problem since there are no spare internal power outlets.
     
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    Is this what you are looking for?
     
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    freaking awesome man, thanks
     
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    yes thank you. I was trying to get a clean image so I can figure out where to see if I can figure out where to place some quick disconnects without having to take mine apart. now to wait for the heat sinks to show up.
     
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    speaking of WIHD, we never could get R2s that werent fitted with the wiHD card in the factory could we? :(
     
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    You can order a new M18x with WIHD in the US now that the far more important component (680M SLI) is not available. :mad:
     
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