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      10-02-2017, 02:11 PM   #6
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The CIC has an IDE interface, so you need to go from SATA to IDE, in turn if you are using an mSATA drive you need the circuit board plus enclosure.

You can avoid both of these if you purchase an IDE SSD drive (yes they are available) made for older laptops.

However this gives you a different problem. Your computer or laptop is likely NEWER with no small IDE port so you'll need to get from USB to IDE somehow, hence the third interface he lists.

I already had an IDE-USB interface thanks to a old defunct portable USB drive, and I purchased an IDE SSD drive for this purpose which brings me down to a simple USB cable for the cloning.

With his list the Marvell mSATA bay is already KNOWN to work, which is a big plus. Others report that not all IDE SSD drives work.