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Help - What data cable do I need to pull data from this HDD

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Its from a Seagate Freeagent Go 250gb External HD, the internal female usb has snapped of it!
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Its from a Seagate Freeagent Go 250gb External HD, the internal female usb has snapped of it!

http://i39.tinypic.com/6rswb9.jpg
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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http://i39.tinypic.com/6rswb9.jpg
#2
you'll need to remove the screws holding the drive in the caddy then you can simply slide the drive away from that connector revealing its true connection beneath
#3
wolf359
you'll need to remove the screws holding the drive in the caddy then you can simply slide the drive away from that connector revealing its true connection beneath


+1

The connector on the PCB (Green Board) will be different from the normal HDD one. Remove it fully and you should have a normal HDD then. :thumbsup:
#4
wolf359
you'll need to remove the screws holding the drive in the caddy then you can simply slide the drive away from that connector revealing its true connection beneath


I did, I think its a sata connection, so I've bought one from the bay.

Cheers
#5
you're welcome and if you post a pic we can confirm its a sata
#6
wolf359
you're welcome and if you post a pic we can confirm its a sata


hi, i have below my post mate
#7
don't think that is sata looks more like ide, order a usb one that can do both hard to tell but there is a molex on the right of picture and only a few sata drives came with them
#8
maddogb
don't think that is sata looks more like ide, order a usb one that can do both


The trick with these things is to count the pins, and look at how they're laid out. Desktop IDE drives use 40pin connectors, laptop IDE drives use 44 pin connectors, and both laptop and desktop SATA drives use the same pair of connectors with 7 pins on the data connector, and 15 on the power. Like below:

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/MaxtorULTRA16300GB7200SATA-Liquid3D-7739.jpg

Meliat's drive matches the SATA layout, even if the interposer thing does skew things, so a normal SATA enclosre will be fine. Although, so will a desktop computer's SATA power and data connections, if they happen to be a couple sitting spare.
#9
meliat
hi, i have below my post mate


i meant of the bare drive, the pic shows the caddy connection, once its removed from that you'll see either rows of pins (ide) or a small connector (sata)
#10
will be a 2.5 ide laptop drive
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5999
will get it going for a few pounds
or there are loads on £Bay Item number: 200344553507
#11
Thanks for your advice guys, although I'm still not sure on what I need, I have removed the cover to reveal the true connection of the hard drive, I've not seen his type before, any suggestions?

http://i42.tinypic.com/nv2p1i.jpg
#13
Thanks peeps

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