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So I'm helping a buddy recover an old laptop that had a psu die... I've removed the hard drive but I'm not sure what to use to connect this sucker into a standard computer. I was thinking something such as an external enclosure... but I don't know of any that support this ancient connector. Thanks in advance!!!
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450

Sorry, I forgot to post the picture lol
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It looks like there is an adapter on it. You need to pull it off then you will see the Sata/IDE pins.

Here is a reference:

http://www.bixnet.com/harddrivenotes.html
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Man, thank you! Dell is crazy.. there's no sense is having something like that... lol
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Man, thank you! Dell is crazy.. there's no sense is having something like that... lol

Yeah... not a fan of Dell. I am working on a Dell PC for a client and they have 5-pin fan headers... so annoying.
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From a business standpoint it makes sense. But it doesn't make Dell any more appealing in my book. Dirty tatic imo.
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Man, thank you! Dell is crazy.. there's no sense is having something like that... lol

There is.... it prevents the IDE pins from being bent during insertion into a slot.
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There is.... it prevents the IDE pins from being bent during insertion into a slot.

Touche'!!! That makes sense, but I've never seen it before... too bad it wasn't something ever standardized.
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