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#1 Vaine

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 05:34 PM

I wanted to put in a smaller IDE laptop hdd into my laptop for some reasons. Well I opened up the HDD compartment and found that there was this black thing covering the pins of my HDD and converting it to something. All I have to do is push down on the HDD to make it go in the slots. The "Pins" are interlocking. Here are a few images. Maybe my laptop is not IDE? I can take the little black converter thing and put it on the other IDE HDD

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HDD with connector on:

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What is this device?

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 06:50 PM

What is the make and model of the laptop?
The pictures aren't real clear and my eyesight's a little foggy. Are you sure this model isn't capable of having two hard drives installed?
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:30 PM

Its IDE. Many models have adapters (like that) between mobo and HD, some even have adapters on the CD/DVD drive as well. Undo the screws holding the drive to the cart, the connector/adapter slides out like a regular IDE plug.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:51 AM

I knew the laptop HDD was IDE but my laptop is

HP Pavillion ZE2315US

And sorry about the pictures. Took them from my phone.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 01:11 PM

Look on pages 5-7 thru 5-9 of the online Maintenance and Service
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http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00444840.pdf

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 07:19 AM

Serial ATA/100 but what is the connector? That coverts IDE to Ata/100. Is there a word for the piece?

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:38 PM

It's not serial ata...it's IDE/PATA. The pages on the manual above call the two parts "Hard Drive Frame and Connector".

It's simply an adapter that that connects the drive pins to the laptop. Different manufacturers use different methods to do this sort of thing. This just happens to be the method hp uses on this particular laptop.

This part does not perform any magic...just connects the drive to the laptop.




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