[Arm-netbook] new development laptop needed, looking at dell xps 13 9350
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at lkcl.net
Sun Dec 4 19:11:02 GMT 2016
On 12/4/16, Christopher Havel <laserhawk64 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Have not fully read the rest of the thread (quickly skimmed -- I'm on a
> time budget, forgive me) -- but --
> An external SSD is essentially a conglomerate of three separate parts. The
> SSD proper (always just a standard drive), the enclosure in which it is
> placed (with a USB/FireWire/eSATA host controller PCB), and the power brick
> or wall wart. Some (typically cheaper) enclosures substitute a second USB
> lead for the power supply.
> Luke, have you opened your external SSD and verified that it is indeed the
> SSD itself which is at fault, and not the enclosure's controller board?
yep, that's the first thing i did. a little computer store at the
back of one of the big supermarket buildings here had a USB3-to-SATA
> If it *is* the enclosure, the SSD will at least read, when paired with an
> adapter as described.
yep. it's not even visible. i then checked with a (lower-capacity
120GB) SSD and that came up fine.
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