Discussion Slave SSD

jackj59

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My laptop's MB appears to have been fried (I posted a separated question on that), so I pulled the SSD out to slave it with an adapter and pull the data off of it. I've tried two different adapters - each on 2-3 different computers - and they recognize the adapter, but it won't open in File Explorer; in Device Manager, it appears unformatted or blank (no partitions or any info given on the SSD itself, only the brand of the adapter).

Could I have fried both the motherboard and the SSD, simply by touching the tiny wire pin that holds the battery in to a couple of MB solder points?! Any other suggestion for pulling the data off of the SSD?
 

jackj59

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Thanks, much! But should it matter, USB vs PCIE? If the SSD is fried, why would a PCIE adapter help anymore than a USB adapter?
Though googling pcie found a good thread discussing options. Although it was for a different "format" of SSD (M, mine is M+B), which was unable to use USB (mine is). I don't understand all of the SSD types (m.2, m+b, etc), but I'm not sure if this will solve my problem, but willing to try: https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-advanced-solution-Controller-Expansion/dp/B07JKH5VTL
 

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