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Topic # 114287 14-Feb-2013 17:16 Send private message

I have a 2.5 PATA drive (looks like a 44 (43) pin IDE male connector) from a dead laptop and I need to copy the data off. So I either need a converter/adaptor/bridge to SATA or a laptop that takes PATA drives. I know there are adaptors around as I sold one on  the back of an HDD a while agoYell...
Some people don't realise that their drive is pata because the adaptors look like part of the drive...
I'd be willing to pay a few bucks for an adaptor, but I only need it for a few hours max to copy the data to another drive.
Any help or advice appreciated too Laughing

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  Reply # 762560 14-Feb-2013 18:44 Send private message

I had the same issue once. Unfortunately the only solution for me was to grab one off Trademe. I paid $40, although the amount of use I have had out of it since is fantastic. I would recommend purchasing your own one. Then you can help your friends and yourself take data off old drives ;).

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  Reply # 763356 16-Feb-2013 10:16 Send private message

Have you done the job yet?

I use a multi-configuration hard disk dock for these tasks, so easy.

I can copy from one drive to another (or flash drive/CD etc) for you if in Wellington.

R.

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  Reply # 763360 16-Feb-2013 10:20 Send private message

One of these should do the job just fine

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/external-storage/external-hard-drives/auction-561583467.htm

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  Reply # 764000 18-Feb-2013 10:03 Send private message

Thanks for the advice everyone. I dont' really want to spend more than $10. That IDE to USB looks like a good option tho'.
Cheers.

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  Reply # 764011 18-Feb-2013 10:18 Send private message

Where are you located? I have what you are after here - chch.

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  Reply # 771049 27-Feb-2013 13:04 Send private message

This worked out well:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/external-storage/external-hard-drives/auction-561583467.htm

Good trader, good price and it works! So for $10 I have an external drive now and got the data off (note that this needs two usb ports to function - power requirements I guess).

Thanks for everyone's suggestions.

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