What kind of HDD cable is this?

The drive is a 1.8" Toshiba MK8007GAH and laptop is Sony VGN-TX850P.
I am trying to replace the drive with a SSD drive, but I don't know which one I need to buy.

http://img517.imageshack.us/i/img0598c.jpg/
http://img41.imageshack.us/i/img0600ujo.jpg/

I would like to buy a MTRON MOBI 3000 SSD but i don't think it will work with ZIF connector.
I read somewhere that ZIF is 40 pins and what i have is 44 pins.

Please help.
Thanks.
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  1. 44 pins is a standard ATA, or IDE 2-1/2" drive interface commonly used on notebooks.
  2. That is not the standard 44pin connector found on 2.5" PATA drives.
    The MTRON MOBI 3000 SSD is 2.5" which obviously will not fit. You'll have to find a 1.8" PATA SSD with a 50pin ZIF connector (I think that's what it's called). The interface you have got is standarised for 1.8" PATA drives so it should work with off-shelve 1.8" PATA SSDs.

    FYI there are also a few other non-standard PATA interfaces for 1.8" drives.
  3. The adaptor IS a 50 pin ZIF. count them.... The type is:MCD-D50 Series by DDK Connectors The drive Is 1.8" Specs on the unit can be found here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/techdocs/MK8007GAHUserGuide.pdf

    I also believe that the 50 pin set up is IDE (proprietary type) as I have found adaptors for a 50 pin to 44 pin for cf type memory cards.

    ZIF is just an acronym for Zero Insertion Force.
  4. I was reading this article just then and saw a link to 1.8" SSD. In the article Samsung Q1 uses 1.8" ZIF which isn't the same as yours in picture. The I saw 1.8" Micro-ATA, looked it up and found this which matches yours exactly.

    So a correction to my previous post. You need to find a 1.8" SSD that uses Micro-ATA, such as those.
  5. I must need new glasses, I swear I counted 44 pins on the thing.
    To the OP, sorry about that, my bad for giving you incorrect information.
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