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#1 macdadluke23


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Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:06 AM

I have a dell inspirion 710m it does not work anymore but i want to take the hard drive and backup my data to my desktop. The problem is I do not know what kind of connector is this hard drive for example: SAta or Esata and so forth. The picture below will show you how my hard drive looks. Also is there an adapter for that particular hard drive so i can transfer it to my desktop

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:20 AM


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Posted 06 June 2011 - 09:55 AM

It's a PATA connection, http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Rocketfish%26%23153%3B+-+Hard+Drive+Enclosure+Kit+for+2.5%22+PATA/EIDE+Hard+Drives/9459597.p?id=1218108383641&skuId=9459597&st=pata%20enclosuer&cp=1&lp=1

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 12:33 PM

I use the type of adapter tha Allan referred you to all the time.
The only caution is to be really careful when attaching/removing the adapter so that you dont bend the pins on the drive.

Easies way to do this is to see if your cdrom drive on the desktop is IDE as well.
If it is, it will have a grey ribbon cable about three inces wide.
If that is the case, just temporarily disconnect the cdrom drive and attach the hard drive there.
The system should recognize it & you should be able to get your data.

If I read the label on the drive right, it was made in 2004 so it is not in warranty.

Edit: Upon re-reading "it does not work anymore"
If the drive is physically broken there is nothing you can do.
The adapter is worth a try though.

Edited by Eyesee, 07 June 2011 - 09:12 PM.

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