Thoshiba satellite U40-a, SSD Upgrade(mSATA/M.2)

Aug 20, 2018
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I got an old laptop from the garage, Toshiba Satellite U40-a, i3, 4GB, 750GB HDD. I would like to upgrade the HDD with an SSD. After I removing the bottom cover I found a slot nearer to the WiFi card with SSD label near to it. After a long search I think that is a mSATA slot.But I'm not sure because mSATA SSD is secured to the motherboard using two screws at
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the bottom ends, while this slot has only one threaded hole at the bottom center, So please tell me the purpose of this slot or how can i possibly install a mSATA SSD...



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Every time I've had to install a SSD I've just removed the old spinning and connected the new drive in the same place. Before connecting it, I clone the existing system on to the new disk and the customer keeps the old one as a backup drive.

In your photograph, I'm not seeing a slot so correct me if I'm wrong, it's just a reference to an upgrade in software and BIOS to recognise SSDs coming on to the market.
 
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