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What is this cable?

by dazedbuffalo25 / November 27, 2014 11:33 AM PST

My laptop was a Sony Vaio VPCZ122GX, until it was ran over by me earlier this week. Recovered the SSD from the laptop hoping to recover some information. It looks like it's in some sort of RAID with a special cable.

This and this are pictures of the SSD.
After about two hours of Google it looks like something called a 'LIF/ZIF'? I'm sure I butchered that one.

Also what adapter would I need to connect to USB 2/3.0?

Happy Thanksgiving!

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It's a cable specific to the laptop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2014 12:10 AM PST
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Two SSD's back to back.
by dazedbuffalo25 / November 28, 2014 1:33 AM PST

Forgot to mention that it appears to be two 64GB SSD in what appears to be RAID0.

The laptop was shipped and it's specs mentioned 128GB total.

Can I plug both in individually with the adapter from newegg, how can I read them like RAID0?

Thanks for clearing up about the LIF/ZIF, thought it could only be read from that.

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If I was going to recover a RAID 0 like this
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2014 11:59 PM PST

I would buy a second working Sony to hold this drive pair. RAID 0 is too "all over the map" for us to guess if some other RAID controller will do.

While this sounds expensive, I can easily bet what it costs at drivesavers.com in this round.
Bob

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you are right
by lurd28 / December 2, 2014 5:37 PM PST

Most controlers won't or wouldn't work with different contoler configuration.

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