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how to read data from a hard drive of an laptop that doesn't work anymore.

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i have a lenovo yoga 2 pro laptop, which doesn't work anymore. I opened it up and took out the hard drive.

to be able to read the data off the hard drive , i need to buy a docking station or some kind of reader but not sure which one will work because of the size.

i do have a docking station for a desktop hard drive, but it doesn't work as it the laptop hard drive doesn't fit.

i have attached a picture of it. any ideas? lenovo yoga 2 pro hard drive
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Christian KAZADiIT Support Level 2
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@ Christian KAZADi  - thanks. is this considered  SATA III Hard Drive? I'm asking because , i have a docking station which supports all 2.5" and 3.5" SATA HDD & SSD.
but this docking station doesn't work for the drive in the picture  ,i posted.

update - i think this one is called mini sata. is there a reader for this?
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@Dr Klan - thank you very much. I did so much research on how to get data off of this drive. i looked online to see if they have it in best buy or amazon , but i don't know enough about these things. I can probably take it to geek squad or something.
update - i saw this, but not sure if any like this will work.
https://www.amazon.com/USB3-0-Adapter-Converter-External-Enclosure/dp/B00QF01AY4 

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Hi,

Dr. Klan is right, please use an adaptor where MSata adaptor is specified so if it does not work, you can claim a refund.

Thank you @Dr.Klan. I focused on shape of the disk instead reading specification

https://www.amazon.ca/USB-mSATA-Adapter-Disk-Driver/dp/B00CJE7BRA 


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@mikha:
The one that Dr.Klan suggested should work (as he said, assuming mSata, which that does appear to be), but you have to install it inside a computer or also use the sort of adapter that Christian identified.

The one you found should work all by itself through a computer's USB port.
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I have a lots of laptop disk that I convert it as an external disk. You just need a cable that can read that disk to USB.
It is just like USB converter, that's how I read all  my internal drives from the any laptop disk.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32861031527.html 
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i have a startech adapter card that has :
3 port m2 SSD 1 PCIe m.2 and 2x sata III    https://www.startech.com/be/nl/Kaarten-Peripherals/Harde-Schijf-Controllers/SATA/pcie-m2-ngff-ssd-adapterkaart~PEXM2SAT32N1 

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