08-29-2013 08:55 PM - edited 08-29-2013 10:27 PM
I have an Acer Aspire v5 572p 6454 with 2 mini PCIe slots, one with the wlan card and the other empty. My doubt is if i can insert a mini pcie (mSATA) SSD there, so i have a ssd for OS and the 500gb internal HD for files.
Thanks in advance.
10-28-2013 01:46 AM - edited 10-28-2013 01:47 AM
W/O much of info provided from Acer or from Googling. I went ahead and tested w/ plextor m5m 128gb msata ssd.
It works flawlessly w/o any issues.
according to crystal disk info, my ssd runs in sata 3 mode as well. hope this helps tho I have to mention that my laptop is V5 572G but I'm assuming this is same mobo just without dedicated gfx chipset.
Okay, I just got it to work on a friend's Aspire V5 572p.
But it was a tricky process...
1. Remove HDD (and every other drive except for the mSATA SSD).
2. Make sure Boot is set to UEFI in BIOS.
3. If you create a bootable Windows USB with theWindows 7 USB DVD Download Tool, the Aspire V5 572p won't recognize it as a bootable USB device in UEFI mode. If you change it to legacy mode, it won't be able to create or recognize a partition on the mSATA SSD.
Solution: Download "Rufus" (a portable standalone, no installation necessary).
4. Check the option “Create a bootable disk using: ISO Image“, and click the icon next to it to pick up the ISO image file.
5. Select “GPT partition scheme for UEFI computer“.
6. Select your USB drive to create bootable USB device
7. Click Start.
Install Windows on the mSATA SSD and when it's done, insert the HDD. Make sure the SSD is first in the boot order (BIOS).
If you have data on your HDD, I recommend backing it up to an external drive, then deleting and formatting all volumes on the HDD before using it as a secondary drive.
Most mSATA SSDs come with a set of screws. If not, you can get them in most DIY stores (they are the same size as the ones you find on the bottom of your laptop, in most cases)