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External HDD enclosure

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We have an enclosure that needs a 2.5 inch laptop HDD in order to make an external HDD. The connector has 44 pins in 2 rows of 22. What kind or type of HDD do we need, i.e ATA, IDE, etc? We here at our senior center are looking forward to being educated on HDD's. Thank you very much.
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I think I am confused but....you have a laptop hard drive (the 44 pin one) that you are converting into an External Hard Drive?

Are you connecting this laptop hard drive to a desktop PC?

Edited by jwinathome, 09 April 2007 - 02:33 PM.

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ata and IDE are basically the same thing in this concept....as long as it's not SATA and it's a 2.5" drive it will work in your enclosure

for purely educational purposes
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