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Very stupid question... are laptop and reg HDD ide connections the same size? trying to help out a friend who's laptop crapped out and wants to get her pictures of it. was thinking something like this:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=3012908

thanks in advance
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No. They are different. You will need to buy an enclosure or an adapter.
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Very stupid question... are laptop and reg HDD ide connections the same size? trying to help out a friend who's laptop crapped out and wants to get her pictures of it. was thinking something like this:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=3012908

thanks in advance
2.5" Laptop and 3.5" desktop IDE drives have different connectors. That unit will handle both laptop (2.5") and desktop (3.5") IDE and SATA drives so you will be good to go with it. I have two of those adapters that I use frequently just for occasions like that.
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