Found 22nd Nov 2010
Hi, can anyone help me, im trying to help a friend out recover data from a laptop hard drive. The Laptop it came out of motherboard had broken.

I know it is possible to ook up a laptop hard drive to a pc, from what i have seen on google, but i am having a problem trying to find out what sort of cable i need. I cannot even figure out what connector i would need.

The hard drive does state SATA on it and its a 5v.

Is there anyone that would know the exact cable i would need?

Thank you for your time.

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Original Poster

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh149/boza_2008/IMAG0052.jpg
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get a usb/sata cable from ebay with a psu(will come in handy for 3.5) which need power

shop.ebay.co.uk/i.h…283


or without psu
http://****.co.uk/Hig…3b4
Edited by: "dontasciime" 22nd Nov 2010

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dontasciime

get a usb/sata cable from ebay with a psu(will come in handy for 3.5) … get a usb/sata cable from ebay with a psu(will come in handy for 3.5) which need powerhttp://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?LH_ItemCondition=1&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1&LH_PrefLoc=1&_nkw=usb%20sata&_fln=1&_sc=1&_sop=2&_trksid=p3286.c0.m283or without psu http://****.co.uk/High-Quality-USB-IDE-SATA-Adaptor-Cable-2-5-3-/300495782836?pt=UK_Computing_CablesConnectors_RL&hash=item45f6f1c3b4



thanks for the links and help. ive measured the drive and its slight bigger than 2.5'' is this normal. And from looking at a feww of the adaptors, they all seem to require pins to be stuck in them....wheres as the drive i have had pins pushed/leant against it... would i need something else?

Original Poster

would this one do the job? item number 300495782836

You can connect a sata 2.5 hard drive to the PC as long as the PC has the sata connections.

Original Poster

hi all, the pc it is goign to does not have SATA connection....can i not do it without one?

Original Poster

Thank you liked

boza

would this one do the job? item number 300495782836



Yes it's the one I linked to in first post
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