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- IDE interface for notebook HD?
- martin lynch
May 19, 2010, 5:48 am
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Is the interface for an IDE drive that comes from a notebook slightly
different from an IDE drive that comes from a desktop PC?
I have a 5 1/4" external HD enclosure, for which the IDE cables fit
into the socket of a desktop hard drive. However, I tried hooking it
up to the notebook hard drive from my HP Pavilion ZE1230 (which is
also spec'd as an IDE drive), and the pins in the cable don't line up
correctly to the drive. The number of pins is correct, but their
spacing is slightly different. Is it because the HD enclosure is
made specifically for desktop drives? Do I need to get a 3.5" HD
Thanks for any advice...
Re: IDE interface for notebook HD?
They are slightly different, as power is on the same connector.
You need somethimg like this:
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