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

    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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    Original Poster

    http://i39.tinypic.com/6rswb9.jpg

    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

    wolf359;5319889

    you'll need to remove the screws holding the drive in the caddy then you … 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:

    Original Poster

    wolf359;5319889

    you'll need to remove the screws holding the drive in the caddy then you … 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

    you're welcome and if you post a pic we can confirm its a sata

    Original Poster

    wolf359;5319975

    you're welcome and if you post a pic we can confirm its a sata



    hi, i have below my post mate

    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

    maddogb;5320297

    don't think that is sata looks more like ide, order a usb one that can … 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.

    meliat;5320176

    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)

    will be a 2.5 ide laptop drive
    dealextreme.com/det…999
    will get it going for a few pounds
    or there are loads on £Bay Item number: 200344553507

    Original Poster

    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

    Yep, definatley a SATA connector.

    You could probably re-house it:

    microdirect.co.uk/Hom…eps

    or

    play.com/PC/…ure

    They would be best as it looks like a 2.5" Laptop size drive to me :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Thanks peeps
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