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Please Help. Need device that will allow me to pull files from drive.

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May 30, 2010 11:05:43 PM

Hi Folks-

I'm trying to pull data from a friends laptop drive. Here is a pic of the drive-


http://www.luvdrunk.org/drive.jpg

Could you guys please take a look at pic and provide a link to a USB thingy I can use to get files from. I don't know that much about laptop hard drives. I cant tell what kind of drive it is- ata, sata, ide ? I need to know because the adapters are unique ? Please dont forget to give me link to adapter.

Thanks so much guys.
a b G Storage
May 31, 2010 3:00:00 PM

It's a slim line IDE drive.
It uses a 44 pin IDE connector so you need a 44 pin female to USB Type A male adapter (with power for the IDE drive).

Alternately, most external USB HDD enclosures will accept this drive, just be aware that its a 2.5" drive. (3.5" drives use a different cable/connector).

I can't give you a purchase link because I dont know where you are but here is an example of a combo adapter:
http://www.usb-ware.com/usb-2-ide-sata-adapter-2352.htm (supports both IDE and SATA)
And here is an example of an enclosure:
http://www.usb-ware.com/usb-2-5-enclosure-satac35u.htm
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