There is a little development on the topic:
… I think that if you really need to use mSATA SSD that does not conform the specification I would suggest to do a simple HW mod on the SSD PCB - it should be quite simple to cut off the mSATA indication pin (43) and hack a bridge to GND there …
Which is a suitable solution for me actually. So what you need to do is:
- Find corresponding pin on your mSata
- Disconnect it physically and solder a wire to the closest GND, which should be pin 35 (at least it should be).
And voila - it should work, still I gonna try first to run it in external enclosure and then post the results here.
P.S. If anyone is still looking for software solution it might still be coming in the future versions as per the full post.
UPDATE: Strange, I got around to checking out my SSD, and pin 43 and pin 35 resistance is 0 Ohm, so they are connected already. Will have to check all the connections on pcb
UPDATE 2: And probably found the reason, between 50 and 43 I am not getting pure 0 Ohm, it seems to oscillate a bit 0.2 Ohm ± 0.1 . Judging by the schematic, the card is getting it’s ground through pin 50, which might cause the problem, if the tolerance is high enough, will try to run a wire from 50 to 43. This is purely my guesswork, I am not an circuit engineer at all. And I don’t really care much for that mSata card anyway.