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Storage Is there any way to recover data off this?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by smc8788, 21 Jan 2015.

  1. smc8788

    smc8788 Multimodder

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    I'm trying to recover the data off a dead laptop (properly dead - had water spilled on it, now won't even turn on) however rather than having a traditional hard drive or SSD for storage it has one of these:

    http://i.imgur.com/uvWVe2V.jpg

    I've never seen one of these before, is it possible to recover data from them? If so what would I need to be able to do it?
     
  2. modd1uk

    modd1uk Multimodder

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    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    It's an M.2 format SSD, if that helps?

    Most current mobos have a slot for them (but not yours sadly).

    As Modd1uk says, you'll need an adaptor like this one.
     
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    smc8788 Multimodder

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    Thanks guys, I'll go order one of those now.

    +rep for you both :)
     
  5. PsYcHoTiC_MaDmAn

    PsYcHoTiC_MaDmAn Unholy Cyborg Fruit Machine

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    EBay link is for right thing. But correction its a mSATA drive, not m2 one.

    Easy mistake as msata uses mPCIe slot, but wired for data, m2 is pcie ssd (seem to remember having seen a review for a m2 drive which had sata controller linked to msata on it, thereby giving no advantage to the m2 concept, but can't recall where)
     
  6. smc8788

    smc8788 Multimodder

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    Yeah I just found that out when it came this morning and it didn't fit :/

    Ah well I got it from Scan so shouldn't be an issue to get a refund/exchange.
     
  7. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I'm definitely not one of these "let me google that for you" people. Asking questions and thus fostering community is the point of having a forum in the first place.

    ...However, for future reference, the first thing I did was google the first bit of text under "Sandisk" and it instantly pointed me to various product pages pretty clearly indicating what the interface was.
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sdsa5jk-128g

    (Seems they're fairly valuable things if it's working and you want to flog it :) )
     

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