Pro NVMe adapter Does not fit ! ?
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See update below  
(January 26, 2020)
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    Hello,  Luke,  TLLIM,   or  ??

          We seem to have a clearance problem with the M.2 NVMe  adapter  and card not quite fitting into the allotted space.
 
  ! !    It is hitting the underside of the touch pad.
      *         Causes the touch pad to lift out of place when the cover is closed
      *          And the touch pad to not respond properly.

      >  I have replied to the persons that experienced the problem over at the first impressions thread.
      >   I made a few suggestions to them on possible fixes,

      *      but   it may be better with some official intervention ?

       After thinking about it,  I figured this should have its own thread  ? 
       Though if those sound like acceptable solutions, 
          maybe you (Admin) could move my previous posts those over here  ?


          Is there a "Factory Approved"  solution  ?

        I have already received my adapter,  waiting on my own PBP.

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 Luke has informed me they have resolved this issue.
 DO NOT INSTALL until you receive the 'kit'
**  They will be mailing to everyone who has previously ordered the PCIe/NVMe adapter.

UPDATE  January 26, 2020
  (No kit recieved yet)
I think the whole Pinebook Pro case would need to be redesigned to make some people happy.
But a few forum members have found ways to make the parts all "Fit together"  and work.
See the POST by @danielt a very nice job with his installation, Great pictures and very good description of his work.
Also a good install job with pictures by @Wizzard.
  You may need to dig back a way into the old forum posts,  but there is a lot of Great stuff in those older posts..!
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(10-04-2019, 03:03 PM)bcnaz Wrote: ***********************

    Hello,  Luke,  TLLIM,   or  ??

          We seem to have a clearance problem with the M.2 NVMe  adapter  and card not quite fitting into the allotted space.
 
  ! !    It is hitting the underside of the touch pad.
      *         Causes the touch pad to lift out of place when the cover is closed
      *          And the touch pad to not respond properly.

      >  I have replied to the persons that experienced the problem over at the first impressions thread.
      >   I made a few suggestions to them on possible fixes,

      *      but   it may be better with some official intervention ?

       After thinking about it,  I figured this should have its own thread  ? 
       Though if those sound like acceptable solutions, 
          maybe you (Admin) could move my previous posts those over here  ?


          Is there a "Factory Approved"  solution  ?

        I have already received my adapter,  waiting on my own PBP.

                            ************************
A small NVMe SSD, M.2 2242 (42mm) will do the trick?
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#3
I need to look a bit more, but I think the M.2 2242's I saw were PCIe x2
The requirement is a PCIe x4

BUT I will check again.
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I have a Toshiba RC100.
It indeed does not meet the requirement:
PCI Express;
Compatibel with PCI Express Basisspes Revision 3.1a and NVM Express Revision 1.2.1-set.
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#5
hdk ...
I am a little more concerned with getting M.2 NVMe module to actually 'boot' but perhaps Mrfixit can put that into one of his future
updates, for the operating system updates...
HOPEFULLY
I could likely be satisfied with the size of the 64gb EMMc drive,
but I was hoping to squeeze a little more pep out of my soon to be PBP...

BUT changing the boot order on an arm device is un-charted territory for me, probably possible, but time consuming. (for me)

My stronger suit : will be to make the adapter and module fit without touching the touch pad.
"When" mine gets here.
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(10-05-2019, 05:25 AM)bcnaz Wrote: hdk   ...
            I  am a little more concerned with getting  M.2  NVMe  module to actually  'boot'   but perhaps Mrfixit can put that into one of his future
               updates,  for the operating system updates...
                 HOPEFULLY
            I could likely be satisfied with the size of the 64gb EMMc drive,
                        but I was hoping to squeeze a little more pep out of my soon to be PBP...

              BUT   changing the boot order on an arm device is un-charted territory for me,  probably possible, but time consuming.  (for me)

              My stronger suit :    will be to make the adapter and module fit without touching the touch pad.
                   "When"   mine gets here.

Hear, hear.
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(10-05-2019, 04:47 AM)hdk Wrote: I have a Toshiba RC100.
It indeed does not meet the requirement:
PCI Express;
Compatibel with PCI Express Basisspes Revision 3.1a and NVM Express Revision 1.2.1-set.


You mean it doesn't work or that you can't reach optimal transfer speeds?

Normally PCIe devices are ok to negotiate over which lanes to use.
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(10-05-2019, 07:00 AM)danielt Wrote:
(10-05-2019, 04:47 AM)hdk Wrote: I have a Toshiba RC100.
It indeed does not meet the requirement:
PCI Express;
Compatibel with PCI Express Basisspes Revision 3.1a and NVM Express Revision 1.2.1-set.


You mean it doesn't work or that you can't reach optimal transfer speeds?

Normally PCIe devices are ok to negotiate over which lanes to use.

Don't know yet; hope the PBP is coming end of October.
My Toshiba RC100 is very small though, it will not reach the touch pad. I saw the pictures of the PBP internals.
I already received the adapter and will give it a try.
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#9
You can generally use fewer lanes, so 2x or 1x are fine. You will see reduced transfer speeds as a result but even a single lane running at pcie 1.0 speeds would give you 250MB/s and likely outperform the eMMC.
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(10-05-2019, 08:42 AM)CampGareth Wrote: You can generally use fewer lanes, so 2x or 1x are fine. You will see reduced transfer speeds as a result but even a single lane running at pcie 1.0 speeds would give you 250MB/s and likely outperform the eMMC.

makes me hopefull
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