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    Mini-SATA to USB 3 adapter

    Long story short, I was given a recent Dell laptop with a totally borked mainboard that wasn't worth repairing. I've no doubt that in the future I may be able to re-use some bits like the screen or keyboard but, in the meantime, its 128GB mini-Sata drive was very tempting... so I bought this less-than-10 enclosure and now have the fastest and most bigly storage device ever (for me).

    The enclosure turned up 2 days later with no instructions; just the enclosure itself, a USB3 connecting cable and a tiny screwdriver.

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    It took more time to take the photos than to mount the mini-SSD in the enclosure.

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    The mini-SSD was still 'active' with various Windows partitions so I used GParted (booted from Linux) to remove the partitions and help reformat it to a super-speedy device.

    Hope this helps...
    Last edited by Rick Corbett; 2018-05-25 at 08:22.

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    Looks like a very handy little box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    Looks like a very handy little box.
    I have third-party USB3 adapter cards in both my main PC's. The transfer speed of large files using this mini-SSD is amazing.
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    Sounds like that mini-SSD that you acquired for free was quite a catch. And the SSD box was less than $13 US dollars - an amazingly low price for that sort of thing.

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