Are drivers needed to access a laptop's ssd drive externally?

This is my first time trying to access a laptop's harddrive that is ssd while using an external enclosure. I've tried hooking it up to two different types of enclosures on two separate desktops. Neither one will read the drive. Is there by any chance that drivers are needed to read this drive? I assumed that this would be pretty straight forward like any other hard drive placed in an external enclosure.

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What type of computer are you attempting to read from?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Are drivers needed to acc ...

What is actually happening here?

When you plug in the USB Lead do you get the Found New Hardware process starting?

The only thing I can think of here is depending on what type of SSD device you have there may not be enough power or that if you are using an older OS it may see the Drive but not the Partition Tables and thus the drive is unreadable to that computer.

This isn't a problem that I've experienced previously if that's any help.


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