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Spacekoekje77
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Dell Optiplex 9020 USFF Mini PCIe

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Hi,

I recently bought a 9020 USFF second hand and was looking into adding a mini PCIe card or rather an mSATA SSD, however couldn't really find any specs for the mini PCIe slot except it's a 52 pins, I take it it's 1 lane/usb 2.0, so a Nvme will not work and will be limited to an sata 600 if there's a sata controller connected to it.

If anyone has some more information or used it with an mSATA or M.2 that would be great, also if it was bootable from that.

Regards,

John

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bmcowboy
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Re: Dell Optiplex 9020 USFF Mini PCIe

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Hi @Spacekoekje77 ,

It's a mPCIe connector only but not a mSATA connector. It won't work even if you add a mPCIe-to-mSATA adapter. mSATA drive only works on a slot that actually wired to SATA controller. The one in 9020 USFF is not SATA-wired. It's for cards like mPCIe WiFi only.

“May the Force be with Dell.”
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bmcowboy
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Re: Dell Optiplex 9020 USFF Mini PCIe

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Hi @Spacekoekje77 ,

It's a mPCIe connector only but not a mSATA connector. It won't work even if you add a mPCIe-to-mSATA adapter. mSATA drive only works on a slot that actually wired to SATA controller. The one in 9020 USFF is not SATA-wired. It's for cards like mPCIe WiFi only.

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JOcean
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Re: Dell Optiplex 9020 USFF Mini PCIe

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As an alternative, this video shows how to install a second HDD in the system. As bmcowboy has posted the idea you had would not work. But adding a second HDD or SSD would seem to be a lot less trouble and allows a larger capacity drive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIbSP4gzsoU




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Spacekoekje77
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Re: Dell Optiplex 9020 USFF Mini PCIe

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Hi @bmcowboy,

Thanks for the information, I suspected as much but couldn't find a definitive information.

In any case thanks a lot for the confirmation, thank you @JOcean for other solutions.

Regards,

John

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JOcean
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Re: Dell Optiplex 9020 USFF Mini PCIe

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Glad we could help out!




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