I need help setting up a laptop hard drive to be an external hard drive, please. The hard drive is from a laptop, it's small--almost flat from how not-wide it is--it's labeled ATA/IDE, and reads: Model: IC25N080ATMR04-0, by Hitachi.
I at first purchased this 'USB 2.0 to IDE SATA S-ATA 2.5 3.5 HD HDD Adapter Cable' off eBay for the job..
..because it looked to me like a nice big all-in-one kit for this sort of thing, but I was surprised to find upon receiving it today that I can't really seem to get my hard drive properly connected to it, and certainly not to the point that connecting the USB cable to my destination computer causes a hard drive to be detected. (the hard drive itself is fine)
I imagine there's some sort of adapter or connector I must still get? For example, maybe there was a way the hard drive connected to the laptop inside, so that I need to get that sort of piece, before the HDD can properly connect to one of those pieces I do now have?
I may be wrong, but I believe I count 47 pins in total off the hard drive, in case that helps: 4 pins on their own, then a tiny space, then 42 pins, with the middle of those pins having one column that's only 1 pin instead of the usual 2, making a total of 47.