Adapter Connector -- Laptop HDD to Standard PC Ribbon Cable

Adapter Connector -- Laptop HDD to Standard PC Ribbon Cable

Post by Knac » Wed, 01 Oct 2003 08:16:23


Hi. We have an HP laptop computer that has an IDE HDD that we want to
recover data from. We must do this by booting to a regular cabinet model
computer that will be directly connected to the laptop's HDD via one of
the regular computer's IDE channels. Of course we will boot to the OS of
the regular computer, not the OS of the laptop HDD.

Is there an adapter connector that will connect a vintage 1998 IDE (DMA
mode-2) ribbon cable of a regular cabinet model PC to the HDD of a 2002
Hewlett-Packard laptop model (HDD probably manufactured by Fujitsu)? If
so, then who has them for sale?
 
 
 

Adapter Connector -- Laptop HDD to Standard PC Ribbon Cable

Post by Rod Spee » Wed, 01 Oct 2003 08:24:29


Yep.


http://www.yqcomputer.com/

 
 
 

Adapter Connector -- Laptop HDD to Standard PC Ribbon Cable

Post by jm.merc » Wed, 22 Oct 2003 00:01:31

> > Is there an adapter connector that will connect a vintage 1998 IDE (DMA

That was an easy one ! What about the other way around
(to connect regular 3.5' to laptop)
 
 
 

Adapter Connector -- Laptop HDD to Standard PC Ribbon Cable

Post by Rich Johns » Wed, 22 Oct 2003 02:34:26


(DMA
2002

So where would you put the hard disk?? You would be better off getting a
USB hard disk unit if you wanted additional storage.
 
 
 

Adapter Connector -- Laptop HDD to Standard PC Ribbon Cable

Post by Rod Spee » Wed, 22 Oct 2003 04:39:19


What is the point ? You'd likely have to make one
yourself because the demand would be so low.

Not that hard, the first one is usually
just a pair of connectors on a small pcb.
 
 
 

Adapter Connector -- Laptop HDD to Standard PC Ribbon Cable

Post by jm.merc » Wed, 22 Oct 2003 15:19:31

> What is the point ? You'd likely have to make one

You are both right for the low market. There may (are! I have one)
be reasons for connecting temporarily a regular hard disk then
removing it. I have for example a laptop without screen that I
plan to use as a firewall/router at home. No need for screen and
an old 3.5' IDE disk is enough. I would remove it for a live cd
once I am done with the setup and do not want to buy a 2.5' disk
just for that purpose. Wiring is fine except for the cost of the
small connectors themselves.
 
 
 

Adapter Connector -- Laptop HDD to Standard PC Ribbon Cable

Post by Bob Ko » Sat, 25 Oct 2003 06:21:21


I'm wondering about power supply to a 3.5 drive. The laptop drives draw so
little current that they can be fed through a delicate laminated printed
circuit film. 3.5's on the other hand require the conventional hard wired
molex power connector. I realize that the molex can be rewired, but I'm
guessing that it is that heavy for a reason.

Just a thought.

BTW - I can loan a small 2.5 if it will help.
 
 
 

Adapter Connector -- Laptop HDD to Standard PC Ribbon Cable

Post by Rod Spee » Sun, 26 Oct 2003 09:13:39


Well, the molex has been there for well over a decade now,
from way back when hard drives had monster spinup currents.

Its possible that the laminated flexible pcb is
a bit marginal for a 3.5" drive power line tho.