This came out of my old laptop. I want to get a SSD for it instead so I need this piece in SATA. The laptop is very small so a "SATA Female to 44Pin 2.5 IDE Male HDD Adapter Converter" doesn't fit. I don't know what this piece is called so that'd help too.
Hi, You didn't mention which make and model of laptop you have, but that makes no difference. What you have is a connector for IDE in your laptop. IDE and SATA are different standard, so your laptop will never have a SATA drive in it without a converter.
SATA-to-IDE adapters are active devices, that need power. Given limited space in the HDD caddy, you won't find an adapter that will fit.
But... 1999? You're going to put $200 SSD in 14-years old laptop? That's like strapping jet engine onto Trabant... You can get new laptop for these money, and it will run faster than this weird combo would ever run.
Moreover - your '99 laptop probably runs Windows 98, which does not have TRIM support necessary for optimap SSD operation.