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Xp hard drive enclosure for HP Pavilion DV5000

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Last response: in Windows XP
January 23, 2013 3:42:16 PM


Does anyone know the name and size of the hard drive enclosure for an HP Pavilion DV5000? I have a SATA Wire enclosure and a regular SATA Wire but neither fit the prongs on my XP hard drive. Please help me understand what I need to extract the files from this hard drive. (The prongs have two rows, unlike the newer hard drives)

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January 24, 2013 5:01:21 AM

From a quick look at the manual(s) it appears as though the original drive in that model is an IDE drive which will have a much different connection than a SATA drive.
If you want to install a SATA drive you will have to use an adapter such as this one -
To get data from the old drive you could get an external drive enclosure like one of these: