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bululu
11-28-2015, 01:42 AM
Hi everyone.

I would just like to ask if someone has already experiences in using M.2 SSD and a 1st bay SSD.
The reason I ask are the following thoughts:
A friend of mine wanted to upgrade an very old Notebook with a SATA-SSD. He was excited and ordered one online.
When he tried to upgrade the Laptop, he noticed that it has only IDE connectors :eek::eek::eek:.
He bought then a tiny SATA-IDE adapter and wanted to install it.
Of course there is not enough space to install both in a row, so he cracked the case of the SSD and looked at the internals of the SSD.
Guess what: the SSD was way smaller than the case and he was happy in installing it.

I tell you this story because there are some small SSDs out there, eg Half Slim SATA SSD Modules, which might fit into the remaining space if you have a m.2 installed.
http://www.storagenewsletter.com/rubriques/solid-state-ssd-flash-key/half-slim-sata-ssd-modules-by-cardwave/

Do you think if those fit physically you can technically use both devices at the same time? Ow the 2nd SATA is already blocked by a classic HDD.

Regards,
B

Clintlgm
11-28-2015, 04:34 AM
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?71609-G751JY-DB73X-and-other-G751-s-M-2-bracket-3d-printed-and-heatsinked

bululu
11-29-2015, 11:32 PM
I am very sorry, but I do not understand how this 3D printed bracked allows to use M.2 drives and 1st SATA bay at the same time?

aeolisio
11-29-2015, 11:42 PM
I am very sorry, but I do not understand how this 3D printed bracked allows to use M.2 drives and 1st SATA bay at the same time?
Well if you took a few minutes to read the thread he linked you you would have seen this and read that many people have used one of my 3d printed brackets to fit both a m.2 and 2.5 ssd in the same bay.
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Clintlgm
11-29-2015, 11:42 PM
If you read the thread it is all explained the bracket is not necessary, it is helpful keeping the drives in correct alignment and separated from each other

bululu
11-30-2015, 11:40 AM
My bad. I appreciate the very good help at this forum!
Thank you!