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SSD SATA to USB adapter

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SSD SATA to USB adapter

wlangley
I have a Samsung SSD SATA with
P/N MMCQE28GtMUP-MVA. It came out of a Dell Latitude E4200. Some coffee was spilled on the machine.
Dell was very good to repair the machine and replaced the Hard Drive. The old drive has some sensative date on it and I need to wipe the drive before I send it back to Dell. I have looked high & low on the Internet to try and find an adapter for this drive to USB. No luck!!! Does any one know if someone makes such a device and where to get it? the connect is not the same as a normal SATA. It has two ridiges on the gold pin connection side.

Please help.
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---TK---

I looked at pictures on the net, and the SATA connection looks the same, but the power connection is different (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/6372/e4200ssd1nm5.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php%3Ft%3D1394351&usg=__GGF7WduSOIeJbxMyD9ki5Vn7dsc=&h=504&w=750&sz=35&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=bETdW8xccJoM2M:&tbnh=95&tbnw=141&prev=/images%3Fq%3DMMCQE28GfMUP-MVA%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26hs%3Djci%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1). The only thing I can think is: If they gave you the laptop back, put your drive in, boot to some OS on cd or XP cd and format it 7-10 times... which will "erase" all the data on it. Or maybe take a high powered magnet to the drive, which will seriously render the drive useless.

Maybe call Dell, and ask them if you can purchase the drive, or if they have an adapter you can purchase.

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OldER Mycroft

Maybe it's just me - but I don't see the point.

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rreadenour

I looked too and there appear to be none around except for possibly ebay. Can you put the drive back in the computer, then wipe it? If the data is that sensitive it might be worth the effort.

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Bapster

DBAN it!

Darik's Boot & Nuke

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brian

have you tried plugging in a regular SATA power adapter and cable from a full size pc? I know with the SATA laptop hdd's you can do this, however i am unsure if you can do it with the SSD. It is worth a shot. Yes, as the above post recommends run DBAN to wipe it.