external enclosure

Dell Inspiron 9300 notebook
June 13, 2010 at 18:36:01
Specs: XP
My motherboard is fried and I want to transfer
the
data on my Hard drive (Samsung MP0804h
80Mg) to an external enclosure (assuming that
the HD is OK). I bought a
Sabrent 2,5" IDE box but the connections are
not
the same. The Sabrent has 2 rows with 22
holes each (minus one on the top row). My HD has only one row. What should I
buy?

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#1
June 13, 2010 at 20:20:53
Your hard drive has only one row of pins? If you pulled this out of a laptop, there is probably a adapter/connector/dohicky slide onto the pins to allow it to slide into te connector on the motherboard. If you pull that off, you'll see the standard pins.

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#2
June 14, 2010 at 19:05:08
Thank you Ryan for your quick reply.

I opened (rather stripped!) my laptop to see how the HD was
connected to the motherboard and if there was any adapter.
The connection is identical to the HD connection. I also found
an extra 2" slot above the 2,5" slot for my HD, with the 2 rows
22 pins type of connection. There was no HD connected to it.

If I could send you a picture of my HD connection, perhaps
you could tell me if this a SATA connection and, If you have
any suggestion about what kind of enclosure to buy. Thank
you so much for your time and help.

Marcelle


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#3
June 14, 2010 at 20:22:27
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#4
June 15, 2010 at 19:04:32
thank you. I had seen these pictures. Someone told me that
there was an add-on and that was the problem. I simply removed
it and there they were the 2 rows with 22 pins! I was able to
install the HD into the enclosure and retrieved all my documents!
Cheers!

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