I have tried a few different Linux distros, all with the same results. I can install and boot from the mSATA ssd and adapter when it is in USB housing, but cannot install, or boot the system when I put the adapter into the caddy, after installing and booting in the USB housing.
I have tried formatting the ssd to fat16, fat32, ntfs, ext3, ext4, all giving the same results, see previous paragraph. The 64GB mSATA ssd is setup as a single partition before installing an OS.
I am going to run with the micro-SATA to IDE adapter with a 1/8" 128GB ssd I have been using for a yr or so.
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