plug laptop hardive into port?

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hey all i need something that will take a laptop hardrive ane let me plu it into a a port (usb or something else) for diagnostic purpuses. I have had one that went bad the lap wont see it anymore even with a few tricks i have tried. The cable wont be a bad thing to have around. Any ideas?
 

mbx

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Buy a converter to convert the 2.5 hd to a standard 3.5 hd.
Then you can plug it into your internal ide channels
get one from ebay

Alternatively, you can buy an external housing that takes a laptop drive, and presents it as usb (I have one and it's very handy, but a little slower than norm due to the disk being 5400rpm)
Another ebay link
 

NetRyder

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Hmm, I need to buy one of these enclosures too. Have two working notebook drives from old machines that are now dead (or too slow).
 

Admiral Michael

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chastity said:
That is an awesome product, I'm just gonna buy a external enclusre for the circuit to do that (3.5" hdds) and use an adapter for laptop drives.

THe enclosure circuit I have now was very handy when having to backup my server data, altho I want to use my external, so Im just gonna buy another enclosure.

But great product!
 

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