Solved Make a adapter to connect a laptop EIDE HDD to a Desktop PC Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Connection Desktops Storage Product Last response: June 24, 2010 12:46 AM in Storage Share stevemarks19 June 3, 2010 6:33:59 PM Does anyone know how I could make an adapter so I could connect my laptop's HDD directly to my desktop PC using the EIDE ribbon cables. I have two junk laptops I could use for parts. I am comfortable soldering wires to small terminals. I can't afford to purchase an adapter. Thanks. . More about : make adapter connect laptop eide hdd desktop Best solution canadian69 a b G Storage June 3, 2010 10:00:48 PM Those adapters are $10 or less. Just FYI. If you google IDE pinouts you will find all the pin designations and for both 40 and 44 pin IDE connectors, from this and viewing adapters that are for sale you could reverse engineer one for yourself. here's an example http://www.applefritter.com/node/10853 stevemarks19 June 4, 2010 4:39:03 AM Where could I one at that price? I live in the Pasadena, CA area so I have access to most major retailers. I would much rather pay $10 than solder a bunch of tiny connections. Related resources Does anyone make a hard drive dock that supports both eide and sata? - Forum Laptop HDD to pc HDD - Forum For Newbie... EIDE & SATA - Forum SATA HDD of a laptop connected to a Desktop PC ? - Forum Convert USB thumb drive to internal HDD ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer canadian69 a b G Storage June 4, 2010 2:19:48 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... stevemarks19 June 13, 2010 8:47:09 AM canadian69 said:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thanks for the link canadian69 it is much appreciated. stevemarks19 June 24, 2010 12:46:09 AM Best answer selected by stevemarks19. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to connect laptop and desktop ForumTrying to connect Laptop HD to Desktop , Windows fails to start up ForumESATA and USB 2.0 enclosure for a EIDE PC good idea? ForumSATA Laptop HDD in a Desktop - Any voltage issues? Forumlaptop with 2 hard drives? ForumCan a latest HDD make PC faster? Forumtechie help - Serial ATA SATA to EIDE /IDE Hard Drive Mini .. ForumHDD not detected through USB-IDE/SATA adapter ForumHow to connect laptop to desktop PC and transfer files fast? ForumDo I need another adapter to connect the eSATA to my old hard drive? ForumPiggy back laptop to desktop hdd converter Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumStorage HDD can't be accessed-says needs to be formatted ForumRead disk error occurred and I want to boot the computer using a different HDD a Forum1 TB HDD suggestion needed! More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !