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 Post subject: Sandisk Z400s Opening
PostPosted: October 31st, 2017, 18:52 
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May seem a simple question, but how do you open this SSD? Normally you can see indentations of screws through the labels, but this seems absolutely flat like its been glued together?


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 Post subject: Re: Sandisk Z400s Opening
PostPosted: October 31st, 2017, 19:17 
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get a spudger, a good strong stainless one and slip it between the plastic shell. it is held together with clips probably. most sandisks are.

something like these

http://www.lightinthebox.com/metal-pry-spudger-opening-tools-kits-herramientas-mobile-phone-repair-tool-for-iphone-ipad-samsung_p6228210.html?currency=AUD&litb_from=bing_shopping&utm_source=bingshopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=bingshopping

another trick is to search for reviews and look at the case disassembly pictures for seeing how it is held together.

BTW, in the sandisks that I have pulled apart, the PCB only goes to just under where the red SanDisk word ends, and there are 2 clips also holding case together there. You have to force it quite hard, while being careful!


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 Post subject: Re: Sandisk Z400s Opening
PostPosted: October 31st, 2017, 19:40 
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Many thanks. I will break out the spudgers and report back.

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 Post subject: Re: Sandisk Z400s Opening
PostPosted: October 31st, 2017, 20:41 
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It must be snapped together with plastic locking tabs, as HaQue says.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?strip=1&q=cache:http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandisk-z400s-dram-less-ssd,4316-2.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandisk-z400s-dram-less-ssd,4316-2.html

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Every aspect of the Z400s is designed to reduce production costs. The drive itself is made to a level that would be unacceptable by an enthusiast's standards. The enclosure is almost entirely plastic, aside from thin metal inserts for mounting screws. And there isn't a single screw holding the chassis together.

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 Post subject: Re: Sandisk Z400s Opening
PostPosted: October 31st, 2017, 23:45 
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fzabkar wrote:
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Every aspect of the Z400s is designed to reduce production costs. The drive itself is made to a level that would be unacceptable by an enthusiast's standards. The enclosure is almost entirely plastic, aside from thin metal inserts for mounting screws. And there isn't a single screw holding the chassis together.


Funny :-) but with no moving parts, and how difficult it is to get open, I don't see a need for screws. The build quality can be good while being minimal and non-expensive.

I have upgraded around 30 Dell 960's and the hard disk bracket assy... I left it out entirely and cable tied the drive in. not a good idea to do that with something like a Kingston that has an aluminium case.

If you are worried what a drive inside your PC looks like, that in most cases you cant see.. then Enthusiast is not the only word that comes to mind ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Sandisk Z400s Opening
PostPosted: November 1st, 2017, 13:56 
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Thanks for the comments and help. For anyone that has the same SSD, these are the clips and locations which will help opening the little sucker.


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 Post subject: Re: Sandisk Z400s Opening
PostPosted: November 1st, 2017, 17:28 
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fzabkar wrote:
It must be snapped together with plastic locking tabs, as HaQue says.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?strip=1&q=cache:http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandisk-z400s-dram-less-ssd,4316-2.html
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Every aspect of the Z400s is designed to reduce production costs. The drive itself is made to a level that would be unacceptable by an enthusiast's standards. The enclosure is almost entirely plastic, aside from thin metal inserts for mounting screws. And there isn't a single screw holding the chassis together.



dame they put the ssd drive in a big case to make it look good :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Sandisk Z400s Opening
PostPosted: November 2nd, 2017, 6:05 
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the 2 clips who makes you think that there is some screws


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