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March 8, 2013 2:00:45 AM

Hello,

I'm trying to connect a laptop SSD to my Win XP machine.
SSD: Toshiba SSD THNS064GG2BNAA 64GB

I can see the SATA ribbon, however I am a bit stumped by the power supply. I am not sure if it is possible to get an adapter for it.
I tried connecting it without power supply to see, and obviously it didn't show up on BIOS.


https://www.dropbox.com/sc/rp2bxxci1qfw84b/wpIS9V1Chy

First picture shows the free power cables I have dangling from the PSU. (have 2 other hard drives taking up power already)

Second and third pictures shows the SSD connector ports with a SATA ribbon for comparison. It seems that the larger power one is smaller than what I usually see in HDDs and Optical Drives.

Am I able to find an adapter for it?
Am I right to say that the larger connection is the power supply?

Thanks!

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a b G Storage
March 8, 2013 3:32:09 AM

Markuzy said:
Hello,

I'm trying to connect a laptop SSD to my Win XP machine.
SSD: Toshiba SSD THNS064GG2BNAA 64GB

I can see the SATA ribbon, however I am a bit stumped by the power supply. I am not sure if it is possible to get an adapter for it.
I tried connecting it without power supply to see, and obviously it didn't show up on BIOS.


https://www.dropbox.com/sc/rp2bxxci1qfw84b/wpIS9V1Chy

First picture shows the free power cables I have dangling from the PSU. (have 2 other hard drives taking up power already)

Second and third pictures shows the SSD connector ports with a SATA ribbon for comparison. It seems that the larger power one is smaller than what I usually see in HDDs and Optical Drives.

Am I able to find an adapter for it?
Am I right to say that the larger connection is the power supply?

Thanks!


All you will need is a SATA To Molex adapter, like this -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812816029
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March 8, 2013 6:01:56 AM

DComander1x said:
All you will need is a SATA To Molex adapter, like this -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812816029

Thank you for pointing me to the right direction and terminology to use. I had difficulty searching when I can't describe the technical terms.

After some reading up, I realize that my SSD has a microSATA, I should probably have to use an adapter first:
http://www.microsatacables.com/1-8-micro-sata-ssd-hdd-t...
or
http://www.microsatacables.com/1-8-inch-micro-sata-ssd-...

Then I can connect it to the SATA to Molex adapter like you suggested.


This should be okay right?
Thank you very much!
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a b G Storage
March 8, 2013 1:11:29 PM

Markuzy said:
Thank you for pointing me to the right direction and terminology to use. I had difficulty searching when I can't describe the technical terms.

After some reading up, I realize that my SSD has a microSATA, I should probably have to use an adapter first:
http://www.microsatacables.com/1-8-micro-sata-ssd-hdd-t...
or
http://www.microsatacables.com/1-8-inch-micro-sata-ssd-...

Then I can connect it to the SATA to Molex adapter like you suggested.


This should be okay right?
Thank you very much!


No problem, it should be ready to go once the proper adapters are used.
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March 9, 2013 12:59:45 PM

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March 9, 2013 1:04:21 PM

Thank you.
Just an update.
I royally screwed up myself. I got the right adapter but I got the Male/Female order wrong.

Lesson learnt:
Ensure it is a female microSATA to a maleSATA.
Tested the SATA-to-molex and SATA data cable on a different HDD shows that the connection works, just that my SSD needs the right adapter.

Consider this thread solved and thank you very much for your assistance!
I'm ordering the right one from Amazon (with a bunch of my other stuff) as it's cheaper, will arrive next month.
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March 9, 2013 10:59:26 PM

Markuzy said:
Thank you.
Just an update.
I royally screwed up myself. I got the right adapter but I got the Male/Female order wrong.

Lesson learnt:
Ensure it is a female microSATA to a maleSATA.
Tested the SATA-to-molex and SATA data cable on a different HDD shows that the connection works, just that my SSD needs the right adapter.

Consider this thread solved and thank you very much for your assistance!
I'm ordering the right one from Amazon (with a bunch of my other stuff) as it's cheaper, will arrive next month.


You are very welcome, and oh, that just serves as a lesson to double check, before ordering.
Hope everything runs well from now on.
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