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Windows 7: How could I connect my spare mSATA SSD to my laptop?

04 Jan 2015   #1
Ganesh Ujwal

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
How could I connect my spare mSATA SSD to my laptop?

So I have a laptop, a ThinkPad T500. With a couple of USB 2.0 ports, an UltraBay (DVD-RW slim drive), and an inner miniPciEx (as far as I know) connectors.

Now... I have a spare mSATA SSD lying around, but I can't just install it in the main bay (obviously). As I'm not familiar with mSATA, I'm asking you guys.

What is the cheapest way to connect the mSATA drive?
(I would need the drive for development.)

(Something like an external enclosure would really work, but I have yet to seen one like this.)

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05 Jan 2015   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I don't know what's available in India, but here are some examples:

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I would put an eSata card into your Pci-e port. That gives you best performance. Here is an example, but there are more on this website. There are also USB3 options.

Then you may be able to go with an eSata external enclosure>

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