Micro SD flush with side in M11 R2

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  1. ejohnson

    ejohnson Is that lemon zest?

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    Where did you order from? Alot of places no longer contact you after purchise. They just take your money and ship the items.
     
  2. Zuluuk

    Zuluuk Notebook Enthusiast

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    Not sure if you can make a raid out of these because the OS sees them as external removable media.
     
  3. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    i got mine from ebay, the link ejohnson provided.

    funnily enough i got a message from the seller saying the adapter was shipped.

    would the adapter appear even though there's no card in it?
     
  4. ejohnson

    ejohnson Is that lemon zest?

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    hmm... thats a good question. It might show up as a USB device with no card in it, but chances are you will have to insert a card before something comes up.
     
  5. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    true, i have a USB card reader on my monitor and i just plugged it in and nothing shows up in my computer but device manager definitely says it's there but as unused drive letters.

    EDIT: here's a comparison PDF.

    http://www.hwtools.net/PDF/SD cardreader comparison.pdf

    i think the one on the very left is the one I bought off ebay as the listing says it's USB 2.0.
     
  6. ejohnson

    ejohnson Is that lemon zest?

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    Looking at that PDF, look at MR09R... its a micro sd card reader, but it has 2 antenna plugs on it also.

    http://www.hwtools.net/cardreader/MR09R.html

     
  7. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    i wonder what the theoretical speed would be and which is it most dependent on? the card or the adapter?

    EDIT: just wondering as I would like to dump some games to a 32gb SDHC card and see how it fairs.
     
  8. emike09

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    the connector uses USB controllers so the SSD would need the controller on the drive.
     
  10. potentiality

    potentiality Notebook Consultant

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    Even if they can get the bios to see the other slot as not for the wwan. Getting a ssd for it would be like taking a Ferrari, and putting it into LA Traffic. That PCI E is still using USB 2.0 which cant get past 60MBs. When most of the time thats about half because of CPU use.

    The smartcards are the right idea, and I hope to hear results soon as I had the same idea before with cutting an external to be flush to keep windows temp swap, page, and downloaded files on.
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m11x/575083-m11x-r2-card-read-can-read-sdhc.html
     
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