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looking for a usb to mini pcie adapter

You're not going to find one. USB and PCIe are two very different technologies supported by the PCH (Platform Controller Hub) in the chipset of your PC/Server. The I/O portion of the PCH supplies ...
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Is there, or could anyone make a tiny 1 to 2 USB-C "splitter" hub that only contains a female USB-C-PD port and a female USB-C data port?

These small splitters should be avoided at all costs. As Benson Leung's post explains There are no active components inside. It bridges many pins (power, data, gnd, cc) among the three USB-C ...
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M.2 SSD nvme PCIe 4.0 backward compatibility with PCIe 3.0 / 2.0?

As far as I know, all PCIe versions are both backwards and forwards compatible (don't know about PCIe 6, but no hardware with that yet). With compatibility for now, just check you are really using ...
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Currenza C2 coin reader MDB adapter for Android device

What you are looking for is either a direct Multi-Drop to USB converter or a Multi-Drop to RS232 converter which can then be converted to USB. As far as I know Android exposes the serial port API. ...
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Lightest possible adapter for Dell XPS with optional power bank features

So there's still the unknown of why a Dell 45W USB-C charger did not work on a Dell machine. Given your measured power draw, it might be that your machine doesn't support that charger without some ...
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Is it possible to boot form M.2 NMVE on old motherboards?

Most motherboards can boot from PCIe based storage, though it's difficult to guarantee it will work on a specific board without trying it. In reference to you other question, you will not be able to ...
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Do Displayport versions apply to cables?

Linus Tech Tips once did an experiment with HDMI cables, trying to run HDMI 2.1 over HDMI 2.0 cables. Most of them didn't succeed, so it would be better getting a cable that supports the specs. Back ...
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How to Transfer Data from an eSata Laptop Port to a USB C External SSD

TL;DR: I don't think what you are looking for exists; And if it does it still won't work for your Samsung drive. USB can support communication with pretty much any device as long as that device ...
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Is my PCI-e setup proposal technically possible?

This is probably not going to work. The mini pcie card can supply a peak power of 3.3V at 1A. From what I can find an mxm gpu always needs more power than this and unlike a normal gpu it has no ...
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Is there, or could anyone make a tiny 1 to 2 USB-C "splitter" hub that only contains a female USB-C-PD port and a female USB-C data port?

Well let me be the one to answer my own question. I found a working adapter! It allows to pd charge my phone and have a USB c port left for other peripherals. This adapter https://nl.aliexpress.com/...
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Getting a USB into 3.5 floppy drive

There isn't a device which allows a 3.5" floppy drive to read off of Flash memory, simply because the drive itself works through the traditional mechanical means of its media. Such a device would be ...
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Need to find adapter for laptop ATAPi/IDE to SATA

You would need a motherboard bridge adapter such as the following IDE to SATA Adapter: References 3.5" HDD IDE/PATA to SATA Converter Add On Card Adapte for IDE 40-pin hard drive disk,DVD Burner to ...
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Cable recommendation for HDMI display

Get a passive Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable, like this one As SiXandSeven8ths mentioned, DisplayPort++ (also known as Dual Mode) is a technology that allows DisplayPort to put out another signal for ...
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Connect an SSD to an old MotherBoard ASRock K7S41GX

Possible? Yes. Desirable or functional....now that's a question. Your motherboard only supports IDE/PATA connected drives. This is the traditional "ribbon" cable connection. This means you will ...
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