Sata Connector for SSD Question (Further Details Inside)


  1. Posts : 338
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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    Sata Connector for SSD Question (Further Details Inside)


    I had this question rolling around in my cranium ever since I saw a listing on ebay for non-working SSD's that had their SATA connectors trashed. I don't know if those connectors are proprietary enough, but is it possible that I can take a sata connector from either a same type/version ssd (lets say for example a connector from an 860 QVO SSD of any capacity that has a perfect non broken SATA part, pins and all) and replace a broken one from either the same SSD type/name or from a higher tier 2.5" SSD of a different type/name/brand

    OR could I take the sata connectors from desktop/laptop HDD/SSHD drives instead and splice them onto SSD's/HDD's/SSHD's with broken connectors. Or are the SATA parts made in a way that my idea can never happen without problems
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    The cables for SATA drives are the same between the 3.5" and 2.5" for power and data, witnessed by the USB Drive Docks accepting both sizes, only need to plug the drive into the sockets. The downside of what I understand of the question is that the drives, and most parts in a computer, are assembled and soldered by robot machines, very tedious to unsolder the parts to use on a different device then make all the connections work. Additionally, the 2.5" drives in Notebooks usually have an adapter for connecting the drive to the motherboard, avoids the actual cables as used in Desktops. The 2.5" SATA drives can be used in Desktops using a mounting adapter to fit where the larger drive is mounted. The SSD and Spinner drives use the same SATA method but there are newer 'drives' that are shaped and mount differently.
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  3. Posts : 338
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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    That portion for laptop drives I understand, I pawned off my old HP Laptop I had to get a newer, more stable HP Laptop, a probook apparently designed for business use, has nvme ssd capabilities and a mainly hardened plastic bracket used to keep its other hard drives in place

    We have a business in town that deals with computer repairs and other household security matters if needed, and they said they can do the switch if needed. Mainly, my question is could I take the SATA connectors from an ssd like the ones listed here, and get it spliced onto a samsung 860 evo to make it work? provided the plastic portions on there can be trimmed off a bit
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  4. Posts : 12,481
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    The "evo" part makes it different and from what I've seen I'd have to say No.
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  5. Posts : 338
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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    hmm....maybe taking the sata connectors from the many mSATA/m.2 to 2.5" ssd enclosures would work. all I'd need is a male end sata part from an ssd enclosure of the right make/price, then do a comparison. it'd be a sacrifice of a few dollars to tear something up for parts, but probably cheaper in the end
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    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
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    Berton said:
    The "evo" part makes it different and from what I've seen I'd have to say No.

    I question the EVO part of your statement, what is different about the connectors on a SAMSUNG EVO drive vs a NON-EVO drive ?
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  7. Posts : 338
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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    frankly, I dont think there is a difference, but my sleep addled mind kept thinking there was one

    unfortunately, the SSD with the bad sata connector I had my eyes on got bought up, so unless I find pretty much the same brand with the same problem, ill probably buy a used SSD in place
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