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Windows 7: Possible to recover a mSATA SSD?

1 Week Ago   #21
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I think a Windows driver is used for the adapter.

I guess you tried the new drive with the adapter on both machines.


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1 Week Ago   #22
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I just found a blog that said if the person deleted the volume for the drive in Computer Management, he was able to then format the drive.

I don't know if you can try the solution here-

Not detecting MSata SSD within Windows properly
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1 Week Ago   #23
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, I tried the USB mSATA adapter with the new mSATA SSD on both my laptop and desktop. No go.

I looked at reviews for this specific mSATA adapter at Amazon and most of the reviews are positive and from reading the reviews it's just plug and play like I thought it'd be, but for some reason the SSD doesn't show up in My Computer and I can't do anything with it in Disk Management. But in Disk Management it shows up as a drive letter, but you can't do anything with it. No formatting or anything. It's the same with the old mSATA SSD and this new mSATA SSD. So I'm thinking maybe I have a bum mSATA USB adapter. I may buy another but this time on Amazon.
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1 Week Ago   #24
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

As I mentioned before, there are different designations for the two similar adapters at ebay. You bought the MZ while the other is DLUS. I don't know the significance of that.

Also, as I previously mentioned, there could be a power issue with that adapter. I don't know enough to say why the drive is seen as a storage device but the volume is not recognized.
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1 Week Ago   #25
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't think it's a power issue. I have plenty of power on my desktop I'm sure. I don't exactly have a lot of power draining devices connected.
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1 Week Ago   #26
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

The power would be coming from the USB port. The question is if the power getting to the SSD. I don't know if pressing harder on the adapter to connect it to the port would help. There's all kinds of people out there having the same problem with similar adapters both for USB and SATA.
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1 Week Ago   #27
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, my gaming desktop is only two years old so I doubt it's a port thing. Read my specs. After all, I tried in the laptop, too.
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1 Week Ago   #28
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

My comment about power getting to the SSD concerned the adapter. I read in one blog on this subject that the person had to really press on the adapter to get good contact with a SATA port (I know we're talking about USB here but there's problems the same as yours all over the web with both types of adapters, thus my veiled suggestion. I don't have time to read them all). That's an adapter manufacturing issue, not a port issue, in my opinion. Wish I could be of more help. I'm really surprised that others haven't joined in on this.
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