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Thread: 50 pin laptop->IDE convertor?

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    I'm tempted to get one of these and hack away at the sides so I can fit mine in. Who knows - it might just work. That bottom one looks like I wouldn't have to dremel much away.

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    The thing on the left is the hard drive.
    The thing on the right is a CF card for comparison.

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    How big is it ( memory wise ) ?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don 944 LA
    How big is it ( memory wise ) ?????
    20 gig I think.
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    Did you guys even read my last post? The hard drive is an ATA-5 20gb Toshiba. The Dell link I posted gives the specs and mentions the need to use an adapter for use in a standard IDE channel. This drive is not CF, and won't work with a CF adapter, no matter how hard you try.
    ATA-5 is a standard adopted by notebook manufacturers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangster
    Actually, after some easy quick google searches, it looks like the pitch is 1.27 mm for the 1.8 inch drive IDE, 2 mm for 44 pin 2.5 inch drive IDE (and 2.54 mm for 40).

    A little google time, and going to the drive manufacturers web page brought up all this information pretty quickly and painlessly.

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    why continue to use something that old and only 20GB... get a new storage solution, instead of trying to find some off the wall rare setup

    thats why I asked how big it was...

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    It's free, tiny, shock resistant. All good things. Of course the converter isn't so free...

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    i know this is an old post, but if you still have that drive, you should give that black connector on the end a pull. it looks like it just has a gender changer on the end. i was looking for a laptop hard drive recently and wondering what kind of interface it used, i couldnt find one like it. it looked like the one in your picture. then, i decided to see if that little black end was really part of the hard drive. it looked like it was, but it was just snugly fit on the pins. every laptop i have ever seen has some sort of convertor stuck to the pins on the hard drive,. they are usually 44 pin ide and just a little adapter that sticks on the pins so it can plug in the laptop.
    but that is exactly what it looks like you have there. a little black piece of plastic that converts the male pins to female sockets. it should pull right off without damaging anything, unless you pull it to one side, then you will bend pins.

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