[SOLVED] Which connector cable for ssd for data recovery?

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Hey guys, I need to do data recovery for this owner's lenovo ideapad 3 81wr000fus laptop. I am guessing the blue tape is covering the SSD drive?

I need to purchase an adapter cable to connect the drive to my windows machine which has EaseUs Data Recovery software, can anyone help me track down the correct connector for this SSD drive please?

https://i.postimg.cc/x1HFnGzz/IMG-3292.jpg
 
Hey guys, I need to do data recovery for this owner's lenovo ideapad 3 81wr000fus laptop. I am guessing the blue tape is covering the SSD drive?

I need to purchase an adapter cable to connect the drive to my windows machine which has EaseUs Data Recovery software, can anyone help me track down the correct connector for this SSD drive please?

https://i.postimg.cc/x1HFnGzz/IMG-3292.jpg
Remove the ssd and remove the tape.
Might be a label that shows size 42/60/80 and also sata/pcie.
Once you have that info shop for a usb>m.2 adapter.
 
Hey guys, I need to do data recovery for this owner's lenovo ideapad 3 81wr000fus laptop. I am guessing the blue tape is covering the SSD drive?

I need to purchase an adapter cable to connect the drive to my windows machine which has EaseUs Data Recovery software, can anyone help me track down the correct connector for this SSD drive please?

https://i.postimg.cc/x1HFnGzz/IMG-3292.jpg
Remove the ssd and remove the tape.
Might be a label that shows size 42/60/80 and also sata/pcie.
Once you have that info shop for a usb>m.2 adapter.
 

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The owner of the laptop is around 80 years old and he has bad memory issues and can't remember his windows login password. I had inquired here about resetting/blanking the password in a previous thread here but was told it was against the rules, which I understand.

So my only option then is to first attempt data recovery for which he needs some files then reinstall win10 for him and this time I will write whatever password on a sticker on his laptop.

This is a pic of the SSD, can you guys tell me how I will know just for my future knowledge which connector cable to get for this SSD please?

https://i.postimg.cc/Wbt348Tt/IMG-3296.jpg
 
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The owner of the laptop is around 80 years old and he has bad memory issues and can't remember his windows login password. I had inquired here about resetting/blanking the password in a previous thread here but was told it was against the rules, which I understand.

So my only option then is to first attempt data recovery for which he needs some files then reinstall win10 for him and this time I will write whatever password on a sticker on his laptop.

This is a pic of the SSD, can you guys tell me how I will know just for my future knowledge which connector cable to get for this SSD please?

https://i.postimg.cc/Wbt348Tt/IMG-3296.jpg
The connecter used by that drive is called M.2. That one in particular is the M-key variant, which refers to the pin layout, but I believe most enclosures support both M key and B key as well as B+M key. Something else to consider with M.2 SSDs is whether it is NVMe or SATA. The one in the picture is NVMe. Again, I believe most enclosures support both protocols but it's important to double check before purchasing an adapter for it.

This option on Amazon would likely serve you well. It supports M.2 M-key and NVMe so it will work with the drive you have, but it also supports B+M key and SATA so it will work with other types of M.2 drives should you need to use it again in the future (it probably won't support ALL M.2 drives but it should support most).


Below is the search I used, you can go here for more options. I specified tool free because that's more convenient when you are not permanently keeping the drive in the enclosure, but you can remove that part of the query if you want to see other options. Note that the above enclosure isn't entirely tool free, as there is a screw that holds the drive to the board, but the enclosure itself opens with a tool-free latch.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=m.2+nvme+m-key+enclosure+tool+free
 
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So wait, this should mean I won't need my transfer cable, this should should work with eases
The connecter used by that drive is called M.2. That one in particular is the M-key variant, which refers to the pin layout, but I believe most enclosures support both M key and B key as well as B+M key. Something else to consider with M.2 SSDs is whether it is NVMe or SATA. The one in the picture is NVMe. Again, I believe most enclosures support both protocols but it's important to double check before purchasing an adapter for it.

This option on Amazon would likely serve you well. It supports M.2 M-key and NVMe so it will work with the drive you have, but it also supports B+M key and SATA so it will work with other types of M.2 drives should you need to use it again in the future (it probably won't support ALL M.2 drives but it should support most).


Below is the search I used, you can go here for more options. I specified tool free because that's more convenient when you are not permanently keeping the drive in the enclosure, but you can remove that part of the query if you want to see other options. Note that the above enclosure isn't entirely tool free, as there is a screw that holds the drive to the board, but the enclosure itself opens with a tool-free latch.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=m.2+nvme+m-key+enclosure+tool+free
The data recovery worked with this adapter guys, thanks. Seems the drive is good. Still I have blanked the password so he can get in now and will advise him to leave as is.
 
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So wait, this should mean I won't need my transfer cable, this should should work with eases


The data recovery worked with this adapter guys, thanks. Seems the drive is good. Still I have blanked the password so he can get in now and will advise him to leave as is.
Great! Glad to hear it worked out.
 
The owner of the laptop is around 80 years old and he has bad memory issues and can't remember his windows login password. I had inquired here about resetting/blanking the password in a previous thread here but was told it was against the rules, which I understand.
How pasword resetting is against rules if that is happening with his private account on his private computer? That is beyond me.
 

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