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Is there a USB adapter for a M.2 SSD with M key only?

I have a M.2 SSD from a computer that got a virus. It is PCI Express 3.0 x4 with the M Key only (no B key) .  I just pulled the drive and replaced it with a new one and reinstalled.  In the past, I would then scan and review the drive with a usb adapter to obtain any needed files left behind before reformatting and reusing. I have found several M.2 SSD USB adapters, but most are all for the B key variety.  I have found one that takes the M key drive, but it will not show the disk. Am I missing something, this disk was questionable, but working when I removed it from the computer?
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andyalderCommented:
Exactly which SSD do you have, M-key only suggests it may be PCIe but I can't be sure. If it is there's a PCIe card you could mount it on to read it.
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dafeaginNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I am not yet comfortable with this SSD technology, but am fairly confident that is is PCIe.  It is a Samsung P/N: MZVLW256HEHP-000H1. It come from a HP EliteDesk 800 G3 Desktop Mini. The hardware reference guide section is labeled "Replacing an M.2 PCIe solid-state drive" and the drive I replaced it with is the Intel 256GB DC P3100 which has a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface.
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andyalderCommented:
Yes, that's a NVMe M.2 SSD.

Mount it in a PC that supports NVMe with a 4xNVME PCIe card like this -
https://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com-M-2-Adapter-Profile-Express/dp/B01FU9JS94

Dell and HP also do 4x NVMe to PCIe X16 riser cards,

Note: you cannot just chuck a NVMe riser card into any old PC, the chipset has to support NVMe because as you can see when looking at the cards there's no active components on them, they just shunt the M.2 lanes to the main PCIe bus.
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dafeaginNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Looks like I will need to get another computer to support these new drives unless someone comes up with a new "dock" that can communicate directly with these drives and relay it over usb.
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andyalderCommented:
I doubt anyone will ever make one, there's no market for it except for the odd techie wanting to salvage data like you and me. There are docks for NVMe drives but they require the host to provide PCIe bifurcation so they're little more than easy access docks to save you opening the PC to plug them into a stand-up PCIe card.
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