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 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YTR53W/ref=oss_product. 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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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.
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: