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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hard drive transfer

My old laptop screen took a dump a few years ago and I need some of the docs, photos, and some e-mail addresss off of it. I have adapters to run a hard drive off of my new PC but the connection on this old drive is different than the IDE/SATA type connection. It is the old ATA type drive. Anybody know of a place to transfer the HD info over to a CD or flash drive in the Fort Worth area? Or other suggestions.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 12:09 PM
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I think this might do the trick for you:

http://www.cablestogo.com/product.as...=906&sku=17705
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I think this might do the trick for you:

http://www.cablestogo.com/product.as...=906&sku=17705
That might work but it looks alot like the cables I already have for IDE type drives. Mine is an older ATA type drive. Photo attached of the 40 pin connector. Would like to go from this to USB.

Wayne

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You have to take that off: underneath it you will have a standard laptop IDE or you will have a sata connector....that is the proprietry connector that is an add on. MOST LIKELY..



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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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You have to take that off: underneath it you will have a standard laptop IDE or you will have a sata connector....that is the proprietry connector that is an add on. MOST LIKELY..
You may be right. Looks like I will have to remove the case that surrounds the HD and then it might pop off and let me use the USB cable adapter that I have. I will have to find my liitle screwdriver set and let the red wine pass! I'll tear into it at sunrise.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Posted in wrong forum and was moved from back porch to here.

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He's correct, take that off and you'll have your standard connector underneath.





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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-26-2009, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Removing the case worked! There was and 2.5" IDE conector when the case was removed, hooked up my cable and made the transfers.

Thanks for the help.
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