Tuesday, April 07, 2009

PCI-E to ZIF adapter for Eee PCs


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Happy hacking!

PCI-E to ZIF at Ebay







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37 comments:

Saperalot said...

hmm i think i will order one just for "funmodding" on a 900 cause i have one ssd as you show left.


i never mind that someone will bring out such a adapter. will it give a revival for the 900? maybe ;-)

Anonymous said...

What is that new bulge in the bottom, cornered by the bottom hatch and the battery? Do you have any pictures of the current insides of this baby? :)

JKK said...

That bulge is my modded SIM card slot for 3G modem.. easy to swap as I don't need to power of to insert the SIM..

current insides of my modded 900A or stock?

Stock one dissected here:

http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2008/09/asus-eee-pc-900a-dissected-some-hints.html

I will post my 3G mod on 900A later..

Anonymous said...

Can this adapter also replace the Wlan module?

JKK said...

Nope, you can't use it on Wlan slot

Pierre said...

Nice. Only 11,50 euros and no shipping costs.

tobee said...

so it will work with an eeepc 700 aswell?

Anonymous said...

what battery do your have?

JON4THAN said...

this is great mod chip!

just 1 question tho, if i had a pretty fast ZIF SSD, and used that PCI-E to ZIF, would it slower the read n write speed??

Anonymous said...

He has a modified 8700 mAh battery, with the cells inside it from the battery of the new 901 (sold in France) and 1000HE models, and the outer shell is from his old Mugen 6-cell battery he used with the older Eee models.

If you need a battery for your 900A, search eBay for a AL22-703 battery. There seem to be many types available now, up to 6 and 8 cell batteries. One of the best seems to be a 7200 mAh 6-cell battery that won't bulge out a lot at all.

hansomatico said...

hi everybody. does anybody knows which toshiba hdd i must use with this pci-e to zif-adapter??? thanks for answering. best regards from germany

Anonymous said...

in all this mods I have one simle idea ... to make deeper plastic cover ... then 1,8" disc should fit ok

Julian said...

hey jkk,
i have the eee 901 an want to have more read and write speed. which 1,8" zif drive would you suggest and are the 1,8" zif drives really faster than the SSDs in the 901?

r3cube.com said...

Hey JKK,

http://www.r3cube.com/r3cube//index.php?act=viewProd&productId=42

I have looked at your video, very nice, but I would like to say that you put a ebay link of a guy which is not the original producer of this item. you should put the www.r3cube.com
now, in www.r3cube.com, there is anohter items
http://www.r3cube.com/r3cube//index.php?act=viewProd&productId=42
If possible, please check your link, or just delete it. Thanks.
Ric

Anonymous said...

Sweeet.
Any chance of showing us this on the 901?
cheers

Julian said...

@r3cube.com
the adapter in the link you posted is only a mini pci-e to sata adapter. the item on ebay is a mini pci-e to zif adapter. thanks anyway!

Anonymous said...

Have ordered as per your video
1.8 ZIF to mini PCI-e pcie Adapter for EEEPC 901/900A item 250402396474

could you please confirm that either of these hard drives will be suitable.

Toshiba MK4009GAL EBAY item 260389666356
or
Toshiba MK6008GAH EBAY item MK6008GAH

or suggest a make and model

peter said...

One of the USB soldering points is marked as '+5V', where do they get the 5V from?
jkk, do you know which pin of the PCI-E SSD slot has +5V?

Anonymous said...

Hey, what about the +5V rail? Can I get +5V internally from my EeePC without breaking any seals and maybe even without soldering to the original PCB?

Anonymous said...

I used an Mtron 32 gb SSD and it is lighting fast. A bit costly but better than just about any SSD you can get. Also, is there an available deeper plastic hatch to allow for the additional HD?

Anonymous said...

i just bought a samsung 1.8 inches hdd model HS161jq... any idea how to make it work with this little adaptor? i think the zif cabe is different and some people says that it is a sata interface... i am a bit confused

raxy said...

HS161jq is CEATA and not sata.

joerg schneider from germany said...

dear jkk, as seen in your modding video for the 901 i bought an adapter from pcie to zif and an hdd from toshiba with 30gb. now the problem is that the hdd is not seen in my bios and in my hardwaremanager. i´m no newby in that but i have no answer for that problem. As a modding-god could you give me a reply or any tips to solve my problem??? so many thanks when you give me an answer. regards from germany...

Anonymous said...

thanks for the reply, indeed the hs161jq is ce-ata, i bought a ce-ata usb case on ebay... unfortunately the zif connector on the hdd is a lot smaller than traditionnal hitachi or toshiba hdd... if anyone knows a workaround, i would grately appreciate

Tysss said...

Excatly the same? Much cheaper than on ebay

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.24548~r.43226827

Βασίλης said...

can i use this adapter in my 901 without removing the 1st 4gb ssd?because i read that there will be conflicts is i dont remove it

Anonymous said...

I have an 901A and I bought the adapter plus an 1,8'' Toshiba 60GB HDD. I had to remove both SSDs in order for the HDD to work (bios couldn't recognize it) but now I can close the backplate lid because the HDD plus the adapter don't allow it.. is there a solution to this ? can I get something from ebay for example ?

Anonymous said...

possible to keep the 4gb ssd on a 901?

heard about a workaround but got no info yet.

for what is the MASTER SLAVE selector on the zif adaptor when i have to put out all ssd?

doudou63 said...

I bought this adapter on r3cube.com, Ric is a nice and professionnal guy, if possible buy on here site, i thought great sellers sould be encourage.
Thanks for video!

On 901, primary 4go sdd must be removed

Anonymous said...

16/08/2009
Impossible to work!!!
Because, before you must remove the SSD 4 GB (XP or Linux)
Conflit Mini PCI!!!

Anonymous said...

I have EEE PC 901 and want to be able to use my 64GB CF card with it to increase storage & speed. Exactly which adapter will I need
CF SD to Mini PCI-E Adapter SSD for ASUS EBAY item #200372387195
OR 1.8" ZIF SSD HDD to mini PCI-e Adapter EBAY item #220442923472
It seems that according to JKK a ZIP cable is necessary?? I am confused! Also is it necessary to remove the 4GB or can that stay intact? If anyone has step by step for what to do after successful installation let me know. THANKS

JKK said...

u can use the cf to pcie adapter... u need to disable the internal 4gb ssd

Anonymous said...

Isn't the OS on the internal built 4GB SSD? If so, how do I move it to the CF? Do I just disable the 4GB SSD or remove it? Also I found this card
CF SD to Mini PCI-E Adapter SSD for ASUS Eee PC 901 us3 EBAY item #200372387195. Says that it can hold both a CF card & SDHC card & both can be used at the same time. Have you tried this? It is not expensive so I am hoping it will work- what do you think? I have a 64gb CF card from my Fujitsu U810 lifebook which I sold so I want to be able to sue it for the EEE 901. Thanks for your videos

Pilotair said...

Dear All,

I want to get rid of the SSD and use the mentioned 1.8'' Toshiba HDD 60Gb MK6008GAH to be used with ZIF CE to mini PCI-E Express adapter on my 901.

Before I purchase it, please I would like to verify whether its compatible? If yes...

Do I need to physically remove all SSD's? (Primary 4Gb & Secondary 12Gb) or just disable them from the bios & will work normally?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

REgards

Anonymous said...

nice video :)
i have one question
that adapter will take ram socket space right?
and so is not possible to increase ram size

thanks a lot
mik

Anonymous said...

Need help. How to remove the 4Go SDD on 901 ?

Thank you

Michael said...

You need to remove the keyboard and the cover. Then, lift the mainboard and you will find the primary SSD on the bottom side of the right front corner. Or to put it that way, right unter the SSD sticker.

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