1.8" SSD, SSD External Enclosure (2.5")

By ComputerGuy55
Oct 8, 2009
  1. Hey, so I got a question. Friends laptop got screwed, and it wont boot because the power plug on it got busted, guess battery is dead or it shorts out there, what ever, not really relevent lol.

    I was looking up an External SSD Enclosure, from here:

    and the laptop is an Acer Aspire ONE with the Linux OS. The drive in it is an SSD but it is only 1.8".

    Anyone know if it is possible to hook up the 1.8" SSD drive to the external kit? If I tore open the kit and just use it bare.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    There are at least four types of 1.8" drives, but the ones I use are unusual shapes. We have several laptops with the 1.8" drive and the ARE different. The drive connector plugs and sockets are on the side, not on the end.
    I have never seen an enclosure for a 1.8 drive, so if you find them, please past so we can also buy some.
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    I've used this 1.8" enclosure to get data from a failed Panasonic camcorder. It definitely does not feel high quality, but worked for me.
  4. ComputerGuy55

    ComputerGuy55 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 380   +8

    Only thing is will this work with a SSD? (solid state drive) Because I need it for that.
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Doesn't work in a EIDE or SATA laptop though. Right?

    New Egg says it has only a LIF/ZIF connector... nothing for EIDE
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