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Help with identifying interface on CTX International EZ Book internal drive

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#1 ewullner


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:02 AM

I'm trying to identify the interface on this internal drive that came out of an older than dust laptop running Windows 95. The notebook was an EZ Book 700 series by CTX International. (i know it's 20 years old)  The model number on the drive is DK225A-21.   The machine boots but has 1000s of files I would like to get off the laptop.   I thought maybe an interface-USB would be faster than coping files to 100s of diskettes.    Thank you so much.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:20 AM

 That drive is a Hitachi 2.5" IDE drive holding 1.2 to 5 GB of data.  I'd get an enclosure for it and plug it into a USB port and copy whatever I wanted from it.  The enclosures cost around $20.


Good luck.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:30 AM

I believe that the interface You are showing is plugged onto the actual hard drive as identified by wpgwpg.

The actual drive should have two rows of pins. These pins are both the data interface (IDA or ATA) and the power for the drive.

Be careful how you hook up the USB interface for that reason.

It should look like this

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