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IDE adaptor for Laptop HDD

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December 6, 2004 3:46:35 PM

Anyone know where you can get one of these? I know I have seen them before but I can't seem to locate any right now? Are they still available?

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December 6, 2004 3:48:07 PM

Yes they make adapters for this. Search THG, they did an article on using 2.5" drives in a desktop. Even a RAID I believe.

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December 6, 2004 5:04:27 PM

I actually did find a couple...but they're not giving them away.

Thanks.

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December 6, 2004 6:00:27 PM

Of course not, nothing is free anymore, but I would expect them to be under $20

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December 6, 2004 9:33:03 PM

<A HREF="http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=HD-108&cat=..." target="_new">How about $3.95</A>?

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January 3, 2005 12:23:26 AM

Bought a couple IDE adaptors for laptop HDDs, but the motherboard doesn't seem to recognize the drive. Could it be the motherboard itself? Its a old Dell 400MHz Cel, and its only a 2.1GB HDD, so they should be compatible.

I know the HDD is OK because it worked in the laptop. I tried changing the rotation of the adaptor, but it made no difference. Do I need a jumper on the drive for master/slave??

I would really like this to work. I'm using the HDD in a project. Check out <A HREF="http://www.jb-controls.com/scannerPC.htm" target="_new">my website</A> to see what's going on.

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January 3, 2005 1:32:54 AM

I've never had a problem. Some older drives didn't have the CHS data for PNP, you had to configure them manually in BIOS. Also, make sure you have the thing plugged in the right way.

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January 4, 2005 2:41:06 PM

I'll have to give it another try, see if entering the data manually works.

Thanks Crash!

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