06-04-2017 09:24 AM
My Lenovo 900 was literally cratered in an accident but the hard drive was undamaged. Some of the data was backed up but there are some files that weren't or had not been updated. What is the best option to extract / convert / save / or even just read and select specific files to save from the hard drive.
The hard drive is a Hynix 256GB - HFS256G39MND-3310A. Neither my local Geek Squad or Fry's Electronics have or carry the adapter that would fit this hard drive. A technician told me I needed an M.2 SATA drive adapter. But they had two different models and neither worked so I am trying to figure out what specific function or key I am looking for to make sure I purchase one compatible with my drive.
I doubt it is relevant but I replaced the laptop with a Lenovo Yoga 720. I have no desire to switch out the hard drive though. I just want to read the old ones and select and save the files I want to keep. Whether that is by reading the actual hard drive or converting and saving its data to another source.
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06-04-2017 03:48 PM
I have bought USB adapters on eBay and used them. I believe you need one that says it is for B+M key. Here is an example:
I know nothing about that seller so this is an example, not a recommendation.
06-04-2017 05:44 PM
One that I've used with SATA m.2 drives, but not with that specific SSD:
From that page: "Supports SATA B keyed, B+M keyed M.2 NGFF SSDs. However, it does Not Support M keyed nor PCIe devices. Please Check your M.2 SSD type first for compatibility."
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