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I am wondering if anyone, and I'm almost certain someone has done this but what mini sata adapters are needed to complete installation of such a drive that would normally be in a laptop?

I am looking at this one here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151221 but if you look at the pics it looks like regular sata hookups would be necessary but the feedback info says other wise
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186124

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186118

The data connector is the same but the power connector is smaller and only 5v, no 12v in it.

Hmmm, I should find one to see if the pinout is the same as the first 7 pins of a normal 15 pin SATA power connector. If so, then it may be possible to carefully trim one of the connectors to make it fit.

I can understand needing smaller connectors for SFF and mobile parts, but what's more ridiculous is that there is yet another different mini SATA power connector for 1.8" SATA HDD/SSD which is incompatible with the one for slim SATA optical drives.
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So what connector would be good for a hdd, a laptop one then?
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A 2.5" HDD or SSD uses completely normal SATA data and power connectors, just like a normal desktop 3.5" HDD.

Only 1.8" HDD/SSD and slim optical drives use different power connectors.
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That's certainly an interesting USB adapter. I've never seen one so... universal before for SATA.
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