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Re: [Libreboot] X200 mSATA SSD not recognised

From: Francis Rowe
Subject: Re: [Libreboot] X200 mSATA SSD not recognised
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2015 22:48:34 +0100
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it has a DVD/CD drive but you can remove that, and put a HDD there,
using a passive adapter (the slot itself is already SATA).

T400, R400, T500 and (later to be added to libreboot) R500 and W500
all have built in 2nd SATA ports, those can also be used for a 2nd HDD/SSD

On 10/09/15 22:44, Dakoya wrote:
> Oh! That is good to know. Then I shall do that, as far as I knew
> the dock only had a CD drive. Thank you for the help!
> You can add a 2nd HDD/SSD to the docking station, in the slot for
> the DVD drive.
> On 10/09/15 22:32, Dakoya wrote:
>>>> Alas, the goal was to have two working drives in the machine
>>>> - one for system (being the mSATA in one of the mini pcie
>>>> slots) and one for other things (movies, etc) so you could
>>>> remove the "Other" drive and still have a working system. The
>>>> only solution to use mSATA would be to do a risky soldering
>>>> on the motherboard which I'm not skilled enough to do.
>>>> It has SATA, and there are SATA->mSATA adapters. You could
>>>> use one of those.
>>>> On 10/09/15 21:36, Dakoya wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Is it possible to take the mSATA code from the
>>>>>>>>> X220 coreboot port and apply it to work with the
>>>>>>>>> Libreboot X200? Or does the feature require
>>>>>>>>> proprietary microcode?
>>>>>>>> The hardware has no SATA connections to the miniPCIe
>>>>>>>> slots (only PCIe and USB), so it's not possible.
>>>>>>> Ah, dumb mistake then. Thanks for clearing that up for
>>>>>>> me. Do you know of any Libreboot-compatible systems
>>>>>>> with which two storage devices can be used and stored
>>>>>>> from within the original chassis (without taking up any
>>>>>>> USB ports)?

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