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Seagate 2.5" SATA drive won't fit enclosures


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#1 smrgolfer

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:04 PM

I have a family members Seagate 2.5" SATA drive out of their HP laptop. I want to put it in an enclosure to see if I can recover the data for them. Neither of my SATA adapters will fit. The pins all line up, but the drive has a small extra piece of plastic next to the pins that stops them from going in.

Anyone have any clues? I'm dumbfounded.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:12 PM

pictures maybe?

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:38 PM

Attached File  drive.jpg   422.75KB   7 downloadsSee attached. The two red arrows are pointing to the "offending" piece of plastic. Thanks!

Edited by smrgolfer, 01 August 2012 - 12:40 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:20 PM

Are you sure that blue plastic isn't a removable adaptor?

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:53 PM

That Plastic is part of a removable adapter the HP uses. HP uses that adapter so the drive can be lifted up to remove it. Other brands do not use one and you have to slide the drive back and then remove it.

This page shows what the back of the drive should look like. the part on the right is the drive.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/silicon-image-brings-virtualization-esata,1610-2.html

This Page shows the part you need to remove
http://www.bixnet.com/hddvdvsahadr.html

Hope this helps
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:14 PM

Wow... such a simple solution. You are correct! I can't believe I didn't think of that. THANK YOU!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:47 PM

Thanks to the_patriot11 for asking for the picture.
Your sharp clear picture helped.

Good Luck with the data recovery. If you have problems with that feel free to ask for help.

Good Luck
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:12 PM

I was wondering if it might be something along those lines, but in the past manufacturers are known for using custom parts to ensure you only upgrade through them, so I wanted to double check, and sometimes a pictures the easiest way. Glad you got it figured out. any more questions feel free to ask :thumbup2:

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