I need help. My mom has a Compaq Presario V3000 or V3500 and about 1 and half week the laptop died. Now we want to get the data from the HDD but I dont know which data enclosure to buy. I know about computers but I dont know which pins are the ones the HDD has. Can someone tell me which 2.5" hard drive enclosure to buy? please?. I leave you some images so you can see it.
If you have a desktop system available, you do not need a drive enclosure. Just pull the drive from the laptop and cable it into the desktop - standard SATA data cable and SATA power connection from PSU. Then transfer the files to the desktop hard drive.
Otherwise you need a standard USB enclosure for a SATA laptop drive.
I havent tried with my PC but i bought standard SATA data and Power(the ones you normally use) but didnt fit on my laptop HDD, also I bought an usb enclosure but the connector didnt fit it was the same as my HDD. Im going to try if I can use the ones in my PC if not I dont know what to do.