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Please Urgent help needed on msata Samsung 840-EVO SSD T-1

jayef69
Level 7
I ordered the Maximus VII Formula / Watch Dogs edition mother board. I also ordered the Samsung 840 T-1 EVO msata SSD drive. Can you install the EVO SSD card to the mPCI combo module that comes with the motherboard. In the slot where the SSD card I have there is a WI-FI card in there. I can pull the WI-FI card out and the EVO SSD card will fit in the slot but it sticks out about an inch and a half further than the WI-FI card I took out. Also the WI-FI card is held in by 2 screws at the end. There are no holes to fasten down the SSD card. Will this mother board recognize the SSD card if I use this slot and lets say put electrical tape on it to hold it?

My problem is that Newegg will not replace it with a different drive even though I just received it today by Federal Express.

Thanks for your help.

Jaye
jfayed@Comcast.net
Haswell 4.0 Intel, Asus Maximus VII Formula / Watch dog, Asus GTX-780, Gskills 2800 32 Gig Trident X DDR3 memory, Corsair 850 Power Supply, Samsung T-1 840-EvO SSD msata, SteelSeries APEX gaming keyboard, T-800 Computer Case, LG 34Um95-P 21 by 9 Quad HD monitor.
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Praz
Level 13
Hello

It is doubtful a mSATA device will work in the place of the Wi-Fi card. ASUS states the expansion slot the Wi-Fi card uses is mini-PCIe. mSATA and mini-PCIe are not universally interchangeable. If this was possible drive performance would be dismal at best as the mini-PCIe interface uses a single PCIe lane.

jayef69
Level 7
Thank you I ordered the 2.5 msata to sata carrier from Amazon. My question is when I hook the msat 840-EVO to the carrier and run the sata cable to the motherboard will it still be at sata III? I want to still have the same speed as if I was not using the carrier dock on my SSD.

Thank you so much

Jaye
Haswell 4.0 Intel, Asus Maximus VII Formula / Watch dog, Asus GTX-780, Gskills 2800 32 Gig Trident X DDR3 memory, Corsair 850 Power Supply, Samsung T-1 840-EvO SSD msata, SteelSeries APEX gaming keyboard, T-800 Computer Case, LG 34Um95-P 21 by 9 Quad HD monitor.