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Kross
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How to read the SSD pulled from a Lenovo U300s?

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U300s which has died, and of course I don't have current backups. I figure the SSD still has my data, and thought I'd just pull the SSD and read it on another computer, but I don't know what kind of adaptor I need to use.

 

The SSD isn't in a typical hard drive case, it looks more like a memory card with a series of chips, but instead of edge connectors that go into a bus slot, it has a connector to a ribbon cable on one end. You can see a picture on page 58 of the hardware manual: https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_%20u300_u300s_u400_hmm_1st_edition_oct_2011...

 

Does anyone have any hints on how I could read this data? Feel free to chastize me for not making backups :-)

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Re: How to read the SSD pulled from a Lenovo U300s?

Hi there. Your computer uses a Mini PCIe SSD. If you want to retrieve your data, you will need to buy a Mini PCIe SSD adapter to USB. There are many options for such on Amazon, eBay, etc.


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Eric Xu

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Re: How to read the SSD pulled from a Lenovo U300s?

Dear Eric,

 

I have a similar thing with you, but the SSD is non-standard one, so does not connect the mini PCLE USB connector, what do you finally solved the problem?

thanks again and very appreciate for your help!

U300S
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Re: How to read the SSD pulled from a Lenovo U300s?

hi there, I have a similar problem with you, but the SSD in U300S is a non-standard one, whihc does not connect to a mini PCLE adapter, how do you finally get the data out of the SSD?

 

thanks very much and very appreciate your time!

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