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2.5" drive enclosures with serial ports

I'm trying to pull files (if any are left off my laptop), using an enclosure (case?) to make it like an external. My problem is all the stores around here use the old pin set up to connect to the hard drive, but my laptop (bought in July) uses a different connection (the guy at Best Buy called it serial.) They told me to look online, which I did (New Egg and Tiger Direct), but they all appear to be the pin connection or don't have pictures of the right part for me to tell. Does anyone know where to get an enclosure with the serial connection?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-10-2007, 09:31 AM
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Dude are you serious? A serial port first off will only transfer MAX at 128k on a good day. Do you know how slow that is? You'd be better of just buying a fucking usb card for your computer. Sorry if I sound condescending, but god damn. Serial ports haven't been commonly used on home computers since like 1995.

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That's what they guy at Best Buy said I had. I don't know what they're called. Basically all I can find are enclosures with this hookup:
(pins I think they're called, but all similar in a straight line)


But what I have is this:



So I need something that will hook up to my hard drive, or another way to pull the files off of my hard drive without starting Windows or reformatting.

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Looks like a SATA drive to me. Which is Serial ATA and why you thought you had a serial drive.
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I don't know what to call what I have, I just know that no one in town seems to carry it, and no where online has pictures of it so I know that I'm getting the correct enclosure.

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I don't know what to call what I have, I just know that no one in town seems to carry it, and no where online has pictures of it so I know that I'm getting the correct enclosure.
What manufacture and model laptop did the drive come from?
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Lenovo N100 (80 GB if it matters)
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Lenovo N100 (80 GB if it matters)
You have a SATA drive and this is what you need or one like it.
http://www.cooldrives.com/almiposa25in.html
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Perfect, I really appreciate it.

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rofl ok now this makes more sense

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Yeah, I'm always a little slow getting my point across.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-12-2007, 10:52 AM
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I have seen a hundred drive enclosures, but never one with a fake wood finish. interesting.

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