I seem to have a non-standard connector type on my SSD (THNSNC128GMLJ). I'm now concerned that I will not be able to upgrade my SSD for a larger capacity. Does anyone know anything about Toshiba using anything other than the standard SATA family of connectors on their SSD's?
This is pretty annoying as the laptop was advertised as follows - "Hard Drive - 128 GB Solid State Drive - Serial ATA-150" I'm no expert but the connector on my SSD does not look anything like the SATA connectors I've seen before.
Any help or information would be most appreciated.
Re: Portege R700-155 SSD Connector
in response to: pogman_1
i believe the SSD's as standard were a different ribbon connector to the standard HDD's in the R700 series, however i also think (but don't quote me) that the actual connector for the ribbon on the motherboard is the same. so in order to fit a new SSD to the one you have you need to get hold of the HDD style ribbon from a lower spec R700
my R700-184 (european spec) was highest spec without SSD and it has normal SATA connector on the end of the ribbon. fitted an OCZ vertex 2 lovely
There's 4 pictures at the bottom of the page but my SSD doesn't look like any of them? It's "open frame" like the mSATA or HALF SLIM but the connector is distinctly different.
Is there any way I can upload or leave a link to a picture of my actual drive on this forum? It's driving me mad as it looks increasingly like I'll never be able to upgrade the SSD which was always my intension.
Thanks again guys. Unfortunately I don't know anyone with the same or even a similar laptop.
Hope it's OK to post the above direct link to my 2 photos on photobucket?
It's hard to appreciate just how small the connector is from the photos. It's only 15mm long and so thin that I cant actually see how the ribbon cable detaches from the drive other than just pulling at it! The very outer dimensions of the frame of the SSD are 100mm x 70mm x 10mm.
The motherboard end of the SSD ribbon cable isn't really accessable so without dismantling the laptop, again the only way that I can see to remove it would be to pull at it.
Just in case anyone's wondering, It's not that easy for me to get in touch with Toshiba by phone at the moment due to my work location.
Re: Portege R700-155 - SSD Connector question
in response to: pogman_1
looks like you'll need to remove the complete base of the laptop and replace the cable as i suspected. its reasonably simple to do. just carefully remove all 20 or so base screws and gently lift the bottom off the laptop