Laptop IDE drive to Desktop SATA

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  1. TechOutsider

    TechOutsider Registered Member

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    Is there such an adapter to connect a laptop 2.5 inch IDE (Ultra ATA) drive to a desktop that only has SATA connections?

    The laptop drive has 44 pins like an IDE connector but it won't fit a standard IDE connector which are too big. The laptop drive also has 4 pins for the power, I assume. The pins are arranged in a 2 by 2 grid.

    I'm looking for a 2.5 inch IDE to 3.5 inch SATA basically, or USB 2.0.
     
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  2. NoIos

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    I think you'll need first an adapter IDE 2.5 -> 3.5 ( yes there are available in shops ) and then an adapter 3.5 IDE -> SATA.

    I don't think you'll a direct adapter from IDE 2.5 -> Sata, but maybe I'm wrong.
     
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    If you are wanting a temporary connection to transfer files, you might want to try a USB docking station that accommodates 2.5 as well as 3.5 in HDDs.
     
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