I have Dell Latitude Z with uSata SSD Drive.
I now bought Dell XPS 15z with 2.5" SATA Drive.
I was about to replace between them when I realize they do not match.
my question are:
1. is there a difference between uSATA and mSATA or those are both the same. (the reason I'm asking is that I"m thinking of buying an adapter and all I could find is a mSATA adapter. not sure if it's the same.
2. I was thinking that in both computers there is a cable (flat one) that goes from the motherboard to the disk. can I simply replace the 2 cables?
I have a usata hard drive pulled from Sony Vaio Z laptop. I believe this is called Micro SATA.
The "Gold"pin count is: 7 + 7 + 2
I also see the msata sold in store. I believe this is called Mini SATA which is compatible to PCI Express Mini Card interface and can be plug in to some motherboard.
The "Gold"pin count is: 8 + 18 (It marks P1 to P51 on one side and P2 to P52 on the other side)
In short, I believe usata is not equal to msata.