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SSD Surgery Possible/Worth it?

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Wondering if anyone has done or attempted to do the following;

The pins on the ssd are more or less gone.

Long story short, the actual part of sata power and data connection was snapped off, the plastic bit that holds the connector cables together with the ssd.

For a while I was able to have it connected via case x sata dock with no problems untill the pins completely f up after trying to tweaze them out and straighten them.

Have a spare laptop hard drive 5200 rpm sata which uses identical pins and was wondering if it's possible or worth trying to transplant the part onto the ssd.

Would the speeds be the same or not?

Not sure how they work, but im assuming the actually read/write speeds are on the chip.

If it was possible it would save me $100 and having to buy another ssd and naturally wanting more faster and expensive one.

Throw opinions in please.

Worst comes to worst I will have to purchase another ssd as without one feels like 2005 all over again.

If that is the case what should i stay away from?

60 GB would be plenty although 120 GB is welcome (unlikely at this price range) and 150$ AU maximum price range.

I am located in Australia by the way.
Edited by makesithappen - 8/4/11 at 2:25am
 
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I would definitely try the swap if I were you. The connection points shouldn't matter if they are both sata 2 as far as I know. And if you do get the swap done, make a video. I would love to see.

If that doesn't work out then get a Intel 510 series or crucial M4 ssd. I got my dad the 64GB M4 and it is uber fast!
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I would definitely try the swap if I were you. The connection points shouldn't matter if they are both sata 2 as far as I know. And if you do get the swap done, make a video. I would love to see.

If that doesn't work out then get a Intel 510 series or crucial M4 ssd. I got my dad the 64GB M4 and it is uber fast!
Well after managing to find the right Allen key to open up the ssd and soldering connection from a working laptop drive....

Turns out the chips are fried, i guess I should have known looking at the slight discolouration on the pins.

Oh well it was fun experience none the less.

Mechanical drives are so much prettier on the inside though.

So long the memories on the laptop hard drive, thing of the past now. Feel a bit evil MC Hammer Can't touch this!
OH REALLY Muahaha

SSD looks basicaly like a big generic double ram stick

What are you opinions on the Corsair Force 3 drives?

Do they still have bad controllers or have they all been fixed?

The drives you suggest I can acquire online only.

Note to self.
Never do fragile work whilst slightly intoxicated.. Ha ha ha
 
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