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Old HP/Seagate HDD convertor?


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#1 mrsmccaw

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 09:04 PM

Hi, I was wondering if anybody would be able to help me please.

 

Unfortunately I am not very technical, so if anybody has any clues, please pitch them at me like I am an old great-aunty.

 

I had an old HP laptop (sometime around 2004), that I somebody salvaged the HDD for.  It has model ST94019A, HP and Seagate logos on it - 40GB.

 

It won't fit anything in my house so I can view it on my current laptop.  If anybody knows what cable and/or software I need to be able to hook this up to my current HP Spectre, I'd be very grateful.

 

Attached is a pic of the bit I need to find a converter for.

 

Cheers :)

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 09:18 PM

Here is the manual for the drive. I believe you will find that what you see is a plastic adapter that attaches to the 40pin IDE connector. Can you remove it? You would need a USB adapter like this to pull the data. Looking at your image you can see the blue jumper behind the plastic adapter.

 

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Here is the adapter. Carefully pull it off the pins.


Edited by JohnC_21, 27 February 2016 - 09:21 PM.


#3 mrsmccaw

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 09:20 PM

Thank you so much, JohnC, I'll give it a try. Thanks :)



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Posted 28 February 2016 - 12:30 AM

Thank you John! It worked, now i will get an adaptor :)






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