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Xp hard drive enclosure for HP Pavilion DV5000

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 26, 2013 1:03:36 AM

The drive is a PATA (Parallel ATA) drive, nowadays referred to simply as an IDE drive to distinguish it from a SATA drive.

So you need an enclosure which accepts an IDE or PATA hard drive.
February 4, 2013 4:51:50 PM

:hello:  Hello Phil,

You are wonderful, thank you very much! I have my xp drive out of the laptop but had a hard time finding the enclosure.
February 4, 2013 4:54:28 PM

Best answer selected by sparky2013.