Mini PCI-e to USB and SATA adapter..do they work?
So, I've been having some problems with my USB music drive disappearing. It may actually be more than just the music drive as the Boomzbox radio has gone missing a couple times as well.
Anyway, I was surfing e-bay and found a simple looking adapter for Mini PCI-e to USB and SATA.
It would allow me to change my music drive to SATA and provide an additional USB port.
There are other adapters that are either SATA or USB and they seem to have more components on them.
Has anyone used something like this with success?
p.s. my motherboard is an Intel D510mo. Further reading tells me that if your motherboard supports an ssd on the mini-pci-e slot that the simple adapter in the picture might work because the sata controller is already built into the motherboard.
P.P.S The Intel D510mo does not have SATA signals in the mini PCI slot. Any of the mini PCI SSD will NOT work on this board. The adapter pictured would work IF the board passed SATA to that connector.
Should have searched more before posting but hopefully this will help someone else.