How to install mSATA SSD on FM-USB3 module

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Instructions on how to install (or replace) mSATA SSD on FM-USB3 Module


  • IPC3 hardware revision 1.1 supports mSATA SSD on FM-USB3 only.
  • IPC2 (all HW revisions) allow installation of mSATA drive on FM-USB3 in addition to onboard slot.


  1. Open the service door (see Maintenance chapter in IPC3 Owner’s Manual).
  2. Remove the four screws on the bottom cover of the IPC3.
  3. Carefully remove the bottom cover.
  4. Remove the single screw that holds the FM-USB3 card.
  5. Carefully remove the FM-USB3 card in the computer.
  6. Now you have full access to mSATA slot. Connect mSATA by gently pushing it into plastic latch.
  7. Assemble in the reverse order