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ATA-5 Adapter for old Hitachi HD


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#1 cap2587

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 10:34 PM

I have an old Hitachi DK23EB-40 Hard drive that I am looking to extract some data off. http://www.netcomdirect.com/hitrdk40at291.html

What adapter would work with this Hard drive. Would this one(below) work:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=12-197-005&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 10:41 PM

no it would not. The drive you have shown is a laptop IDE drive which uses a different connector than a standard IDE drive.

You would need something like the following: http://www.sourcingmap.com/inch-ide-female-sata-female-adapter-converter-p-30575.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=froogle&utm_campaign=usfroogle
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Posted 06 November 2010 - 06:27 PM

Thanks for the link. I have a Rosewill Device that does not seem to fit into the Hitachi DK23EB-40 HD. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182143

Should this device connect to the hard drive or do I need a different device. Does IDE cover ATA 5 connections? I don't mind buying another connector, I just want to make sure I have the right device. Thanks

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 07:03 PM

If you just need to pull data off of the drive get a USB adapter and call it a day.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812156017&cm_re=usb_ide_adapter-_-12-156-017-_-Product

It works with IDE 3.5/2.5 and SATA drives. It essentially covers all the bases. Handy to have around.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 08:58 PM

Shouldn't the Rosewill device I am using work. The connection looks like it should fit, but the USB connection outlet gets in the way of my drive fitting in. It is suppose to connect to 2.5 IDE drives. Thoughts?

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 09:46 PM

I feel bad that I could not figure this out and wasted everyone's time. On the outside of the hard drive connector is a small clip that covers the IDE connectors. This prevents it from connecting to the device.

I do need a little more help though. When the adapter plugs into the computer it shows device ready to be used. However, when I go to my computer to pull up the device it is not there. I see it under device manager and in disk management. How do I access the information on the drive. Thanks.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 10:22 PM

on the 2.5 drives it is possible to hook it up backwards to the connector. i would try to reverse the connection.
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