Adding 128GB of Flash to the Venue 8 Pro

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  1. ayle

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    Bummer, as for SATA, I was planning on desoldering the M.2 connector from the adapter and put it in the V8P so that i can use a M.2 ssd, not a sata drive,

    I guess that part wasn't clear in my post.
     
  2. V3D

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    In that picture I was just running it with the Dell charger but I also have a power adapter rated for 2A from a other cheap USB hub, I think it's from my Trendnet hub.
    I can connect both for 4A when connecting devices that need more current like USB powered hard drives, DVD drives, or display adapters.
     
  3. lifeisfun

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    Can someone please post what USB drive is best to use for this mod?
    I would like to use 128gb size.
    Thanks
     
  4. Woody

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    You can use ANY size as in memory capacity so 128GB is fine yes, larger too if you can find one. Usb 3 sticks look to be best for transfer speeds even though only usb 2 is available in the device its fast for usb 2.

    15mm is the maximum physical width you will get away with fitting in there, my usb sticks pcb is 15mm wide and is really on the limit of what will fit. There is no way to tell without buying and ripping the usb drive open or using the same make and model as someone else has already tested

    Wider memory sticks could be fitted if you removed the usb plug from it too and mounted it where the 3g/lte modem would be (if you have a wifi only model)
     
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    Thanks, it would be nice if someone can confirm model # that works.
     
  6. V3D

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    Last edited: Mar 2, 2014
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    Are you just using a screw hole for ground?
     
  8. V3D

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    Yep, but also it helps holds the data wires in place because the ground wire is wrapped around them. :cool:
     
  9. bixcy

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    Hey V3D, i have some idea but want to ask u about it: does it possible somehow provide power to original micro usb port to make it possible ensure the power to external hard drive?
    I'm a little bit disappointed about dell don't ensure enought power fro external hard drive like lenovo, toshiba or asus do in their tablets or why this little thing does't possible...

    Sorry for maybe stupid idea and also bad english :)
     
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  10. gochuck

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    How about adding a micro USB port then? So something like this: 106485-04.jpg
     
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