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Transferring Laptop Hard drive to Desktop

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Last response: in Storage
August 9, 2010 8:33:05 PM

Hello All,
I had a Dell Inspiron 9100 Laptop that had a 2.5" Fujitsu hard drive. I got a standard 2.5" to 3.5" IDE adaptor. However, it doesn't fit my laptop hard drive because the connectors are different. I can't seem to find the connectors on my laptop hard drive anywhere on the web and it seems to be very different from the connectors on other 2.5" hard drives I see on the web. Here is an image of the connectors on my laptop hard drive and here is the adaptor I got from amazon Please do let me know what sort of adaptor should I get to connect this 2.5" harddrive to my desktop

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a b D Laptop
a b G Storage
August 9, 2010 10:13:32 PM

The connector shown in your picture looks like an adapter to slot into the Dell. See if you can remove it and find the standard mini-IDE pins below.

Gently in case I'm wrong -- in which case take it into a decent computer retailer and see if they know what fits it.
a c 415 G Storage
a b D Laptop
August 10, 2010 2:26:30 AM

I agree with fihart - the pins you see are very likely just an adapter and a standard 2.5" drive IDE connector is hiding underneath, such as this: