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March 11, 2014 2:28:19 PM

Hey guys, I was the proud owner of a vaio vpc-z122gx, until it recently broke down on me. Long story short the motherboard is now bad and I'm trying to get my data off of my ssd. I have the ssd sitting in front of me, and it reads on a sticker that its two 64Gb drives, so correct me if I'm wrong but since the laptop told me i had 128Gb of storage, then this means they are two 64Gb drives running in RAID 0.

Both SSDs are Toshiba THNS064GG2BNAA drives. They have a connector i haven't seen before. It looks slightly smaller than most SATA cables.
This is a picture of the SSD, the only difference is that mine comes with two drives like this, that are fused together. http://

I don't care about fixing the old laptop or anything, all i care about is getting my data off of this drive. PLEASE HELP ME!!!! It would be so greatly appreciated

Best,
BruceRx

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a c 2040 G Storage
March 11, 2014 2:35:04 PM

Can you get a pic of the actual connectors?

But if they were in some sort of internal RAID 0, you may well be out of luck.
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March 11, 2014 2:43:53 PM

USAFRet said:
Can you get a pic of the actual connectors?

But if they were in some sort of internal RAID 0, you may well be out of luck.


After doing some research i believe they are micro SATA, can't get a picture right now
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a c 2040 G Storage
March 11, 2014 2:55:02 PM

brucex20 said:
USAFRet said:
Can you get a pic of the actual connectors?

But if they were in some sort of internal RAID 0, you may well be out of luck.


After doing some research i believe they are micro SATA, can't get a picture right now


mSATA makes sense. But again, I doubt you'll be able to retrieve anything usable from them.
Once a RAID 0 dies, poof.....it's gone. Maybe, possibly, if you had an identical laptop....but even then I wouldn't count on it.
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March 11, 2014 3:26:34 PM

USAFRet said:
brucex20 said:
USAFRet said:
Can you get a pic of the actual connectors?

But if they were in some sort of internal RAID 0, you may well be out of luck.


After doing some research i believe they are micro SATA, can't get a picture right now


mSATA makes sense. But again, I doubt you'll be able to retrieve anything usable from them.
Once a RAID 0 dies, poof.....it's gone. Maybe, possibly, if you had an identical laptop....but even then I wouldn't count on it.


why do you keep saying the RAID has died? The SSD's are fine. It was the motherboard that died. Please explain like I'm 5 lol
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a c 2040 G Storage
March 11, 2014 3:45:22 PM

brucex20 said:

why do you keep saying the RAID has died? The SSD's are fine. It was the motherboard that died. Please explain like I'm 5 lol


The data on the striped drives does not exist in a vacuum. The drives need whatever controller there is to read the striped data.

A RAID 0 is 3 parts. Drive 1, drive 2, and the controller. If any of the three goes tits up...all is probably lost.
The drives do not know how to talk to each other without the controller that almost certainly lived on the motherboard.
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March 11, 2014 4:10:18 PM

USAFRet said:
brucex20 said:

why do you keep saying the RAID has died? The SSD's are fine. It was the motherboard that died. Please explain like I'm 5 lol


The data on the striped drives does not exist in a vacuum. The drives need whatever controller there is to read the striped data.

A RAID 0 is 3 parts. Drive 1, drive 2, and the controller. If any of the three goes tits up...all is probably lost.
The drives do not know how to talk to each other without the controller that almost certainly lived on the motherboard.


I see Thanks for the help
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