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External adapter to read Samsung PM841 mSATA 256GB


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#1 gj62

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:22 PM

Well, the title says it all.  My Dell won't boot and I want to retrieve data off this drive if I can.  Can anyone recommend an external adapter/cable that would allow me to read this drive via USB from my laptop?

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#2 britechguy

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:48 PM

See https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=samsung+pm841&rmvSB=true&_sop=12&_fspt=1&_mPrRngCbx=1&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.XmSATA+to+USB+adapter.TRS0&_nkw=mSATA+to+USB+adapter&_sacat=0

 

for starters.  I don't happen to have an adapter or cable with adapter of this style as I've not had to deal with mSATA, yet.


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#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:49 PM

For occasional use - primarily as a servicing tool - I use a docking station like either of the products listed below. As a servicing tool they have the advantage of working with both 2.5" and 3.5" drives. These links are merely to give you an idea of what will do the job, there is no reccommendation behind them, they are just the first two from different makers I came across.

 

Orico® 2.5 / 3.5 Inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station for SATA III HDD / SSD - UASP for SATA 6 Gbps

 

Tccmebius TCC-S862 USB 2.0 to 2.5 3.5 Inch SATA IDE Dual Slots External Hard Drive Docking Station with All in 1 Card Reader and USB 2.0 Hub For 2.5" 3.5" IDE SATA I/II/III

Note that both these devices only handle SATA disks, if you ever need to read an IDE disk you will need a different one.

 

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PS  Check carefully before ordering, thanks to Brian for pointing out this is an mSATA drive.


Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 31 July 2017 - 05:51 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:01 PM

Chris, I don't believe your links will work for mSATA.



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 07:16 PM

I ended up ordering this:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/172283626160  just so I have one in my "bag of tricks."


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:28 PM

@JohnC #4

 

Brian posted at the same time as I did but I didn't see his post until a little later, by which time my post was in.

 

I apologise, this time I screwed up !

 

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:37 PM

Chris Cosgrove wrote, in part, "I apologise, this time I screwed up!"

 

Hmmmmm.   Shall I accept it?  Shall I accept it?


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