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Laptop internal sd-card-reader.....possible upgrade/mod ?

Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by Raider36, Mar 11, 2021.

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  1. Raider36

    Raider36

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    Mar 11, 2021
    Hi all,

    I have an MSI GE65 RAIDER 9SF laptop
    Amazing laptop with 1 x sata 3 + 2 x pcie 3.0 connections, but all that's letting it down in my opinion is the slow sd card reader. Of course i can use a bulky external sd card device which i have, but i don't want to :)

    The laptops internal sd card reader is slow and MSI have confirmed its a usb 2.0 interface. I'm a newbie, but I have some knowledge of how things might work.

    So basically.........2 x usb 3.2 gen 1 ports and an sd card reader which is usb 2.0.......This is all on a small seperate circuit board. Please see attached images.

    Is it possible to replace only the sd card reader part with a higher rated part and have this soldered onto the exsisting seperate board.......for e.g uhs-II sd card reader with faster speeds.

    I'm definitely not going to attempt to mod my current board but maybe purchase a spare part and tinker if its even possible ?

    kind regards
     

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