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Quick query Mar. 10th, 2006 10:58 am
We appear to have a DED laptop, with some rather useful stuff stuck in its hard drive. Is there any kit we can buy to mount this drive on a PC or Mac desktop?

From: olithered
Date: March 10th, 2006 - 11:06 am (Link)
From: d_floorlandmine
Date: March 10th, 2006 - 11:23 am (Link)
I was going to suggest an external enclosure myself ... although the cables are probably cheaper. [grin]
From: d_floorlandmine
Date: March 10th, 2006 - 11:24 am (Link)
From: wechsler
Date: March 11th, 2006 - 02:46 pm (Link)
Bought the first one and it works fine - thanks.
From: conflux
Date: March 10th, 2006 - 11:11 am (Link)
Yes there are simple micro-IDE (if that is the term) to full size IDE adaptors that will do the trick. I've got one you could borrow if you will be near Serenity at the weekend, otherwise they don't cost much. So what is up with it anyway?
From: ciphergoth
Date: March 10th, 2006 - 11:53 am (Link)
I have an adaptor, but I leave for Austria tomorrow.

BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN YOU FIT IT. Unlike a full-size HD connector, there is nothing to protect against you fitting it slightly wrong, and putting power across the data pins. This will kill your laptop harddrive stone dead. I speak from bitter experience.
From: wechsler
Date: March 10th, 2006 - 11:55 am (Link)
I shall certainly bear that in mind. Enjoy the trip.
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From: wechsler
Date: March 11th, 2006 - 02:45 pm (Link)
no, it's a company acer PC