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Alright so years ago in school they gave us a drive for all of our files.
After a few years i found the old thing.

Fujitsu 60GB
http://www.impactcomputers.com/ca06531-b22200c1.html

Its like that, well it is now.
Before it was connected to a firewire board, but i was told by a tech that it fried. So they had copied all the data to another drive for me. Since i couldnt access it. I still have it somewhere.

My question is, what exactly do i need to connect it to read what is inside?

I assume ATA to Sata or IDE. But i cant find it.
 

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Thats a laptop drive.

You can just get a laptop hard drive caddy and then connect to it via USB

This would do the trick
 
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Hmm i dont want to ship overseas if they even do it.

I was hoping for something i can just stick in my Case connected.
Basically an internal solution if possible.

Edit - Never mind, thanks cuz of that link i know its a PATA.
I found some PCI slots and this adapter -Overstock.com

So now i know what to look for thanks! +rep
 

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Hmm i dont want to ship overseas if they even do it.

I was hoping for something i can just stick in my Case connected.
Basically an internal solution if possible.

Edit - Never mind, thanks cuz of that link i know its a PATA.
I found some PCI slots and this adapter -Overstock.com

So now i know what to look for thanks! +rep
That adapter is not what you need.

To use the drive internally you need something like this. If you don't have an IDE port in your pc, TBH it will cost more than the drive is worth to use it...
 

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No it's not - the Overstock one you linked is a SATA to PATA adapter, that allows you to use a SATA drive on a system with only IDE ports.

The adapter I linked to is a 44-pin laptop IDE to 40-pin desktop IDE adapter. This is what you want.
 

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There will be - but at a higher price.

The 40-44pin adapters are passive, and just connect together the 40 pins that make up the IDE connector and connect the power pins to a molex socket. A SATA adapter needs many more components and therefore costs much more. The cheap PATA-SATA converters are usually pretty crappy too - I wouldn't recommend them. Stick with your onboard IDE for best performance.
 
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