mPCI-E SD/SDHC/SDXC in WWAN slot? The answer inside!

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  1. aioka

    aioka Newbie

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    Hello All!

    I know this has been a popular topic and I’ve been studying it a while now. The WWAN does not have a controller as we know, it's tied to the USB controller so I did some testing and found a working conclusion...so i thought I would post it here!

    INFO: I have a m11x - R1 with 160G Intel SSD main drive with a 16G SD card modified to be flush mount in the card reader but wanted more space for simple storage! Soooo... I just received this and tested it working:


    I ordered this from this site and it took about a week to deliver:
    MR15 (Dual Micro SDXC/SDHC/SD Cards to mPCIe Adapter)

    I also ordered the optional Metal Baffle for full height and screws.

    For testing i just used a 2G MicroSd SanDisk card i had laying around but now plan to order 2 - 32G cards.

    Here is the On Computer Shot
    Here is the inside Computer Shot

    Any questions let me know and ill try to answer them!
    -Branden
     
  2. emike09

    emike09 Overclocking Champion

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    +rep! I'll be putting my order in this next pay check.
     
  3. hammadurb

    hammadurb Notebook Guru

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    I just placed an order. What micro SDHC cards do you recommend? Figure if I get two 32gb, I can use one for mp3's and the other for pictures and that will give me more space on my ssd.

    NewEgg Micro SDHC Results
     
  4. mario64

    mario64 Notebook Evangelist

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    Looks like the class 10 32gb cards are getting poor reliability ratings. For use in the m11x would it be ok to step down to a lower class? I assume it will still be faster than a physicial HDD right?
     
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    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I am just waiting on my adapter to arrive but this means I'll be getting the sd card sooner now!
     
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    aioka Newbie

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    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Might try the patriot LX series of SDHC.
     
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    hammadurb Notebook Guru

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    slickie88 Master of Puppets

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    Posts like this make this place worthwhile. +1
     
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    hammadurb Notebook Guru

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    I ordered a 64gb Transcend Class 10 from eBay for $125.

    read/write up to 25MB/S, speed of 10MB/S is guaranteed
    - From Amazon's description
     
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