Acer Aspire SSD mSata Data Recovery

Occasionally we get Acer Aspire S5, S6 or S7 mSata SSD drives in for data recovery. This SSD has a proprietory pinout and doesn't work with conventional adapters. Its basically two SSD mounted on the one pcb and requires a special interface to read both sides. We can recover data from this type of laptop ssd. Its usually has a RAID stripe 0 and can double the users speed but if the laptop fails its not possible to read the data with a usual adaptor.

we use a special adapter for a acer aspire ssd msata data recovery

Model :

LITEONIT CMT-128L6M
Kingston SMSR150S3
Lite-On CMT-256L6M
Lite-On CMT-256L3M
Phison SSE256GTTCR-S80



Firmware : DR81201

Capacity :

128 GB (250 069 680)

256 GB
512 GB

Common Problems


I have an Acer Aspire S7 (391 variant) which recently ran into some problems.
To cut a long story short, the Windows 10 updates failed a number of times which then led me (the long way round) to booting from USB and trying to re-install windows.
Again, this failed, hanging at various points of installation.

I have two questions:
1. Can the MSATA SSD be replaced with a generic MSATA SSD, or does it have to be the unique Acer type?

2. Any ideas how to recover the data from the corrupt SSD? I've put it into a USB reader but Windows can't read it. An expert over on Tom's Hardware Forums showed me an article he wrote explaning that the Acer S7 MSATA SSDs are unique in that they are actually 2 x 64gb units bridged together.

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