How to connect HDD to laptop MoBo?

I bought a SSD to stick in my old Dell Studio Laptop and I just cracked the back cover off.

Good news: There is an empty HDD slot for me to stick the new hard drive.
Bad news: I don't see how to connect the hard drive to the motherboard.

I've built a tower computer before and the install of everything was really easy (For HDD you just connect the SATA cable and power cable). I expected to be able to just slide the HDD into my Laptop, but that is not the case. What do I need to get this to work. Is there some sort of adapter?

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    Some laptops do have adapters between the drive and the interface. Your old drive will have it on, just take it off that.
  2. Best answer selected by Jsplinter.
  3. Yeah, this works. I decided I'd rather not have 2 HDDs. Save that small amount of battery resource that the oringal spinning disk used.
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