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I have a couple of Laptop Hard Drives from where I need to extract my stuff (my laptop died so I cannot use a USB flash drive to get them) and I was wondering if anyone here would have recommendations for a Laptop Hard Drive Adaptor Kit to do this job.

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I got one of these for my sister after her laptop died. Works great so far. For standard 2.5" ATA laptop hard disks.

Is the hard disk on your laptop an SATA or regular ATA drive?

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One hard drive is an ATA/IDE from an old Thinkpad P4 laptop, the other is from an HP Pavilion dv4-1435dx it was really sad to see this last one fail :( it had a problem with the screen after a year which was past its warranty, and although the computer seems to power on just fine, it´s impossible to see or distinguish anything at all within those random color waves.

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One hard drive is an ATA/IDE from an old Thinkpad P4 laptop, the other is from an HP Pavilion dv4-1435dx it was really sad to see this last one fail :( it had a problem with the screen after a year which was past its warranty, and although the computer seems to power on just fine, it´s impossible to see or distinguish anything at all within those random color waves.

Connect the laptop to your TV. Then get a Thumb/Flash drive and download the pictures to it. Should be good to go then.

Edited by MrBill

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If it were just one drive , I would go with an enclosure; but with more than one and just temp need I would just go with USB adapters. If you have different kinds of drives go with a dual adapater like this one available at your local walmart.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sabrent-USB-2.0-to-IDE-SATA-Hard-Drive-Converter/15819320?sourceid=1500000000000003142050&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=15819320

Connect any 2.5" or 3.5" IDE/PATA or Serial ATA/SATA hard drive externally to your computer through an available USB 2.0 port with the USB-DSC5 Hard Drive Converter from Sabrent.

Cheaper online option

http://www.alwayslowest.com/AL/index.cfm?fuseaction=shop.dspSpecs∂=25939199

Supported drive interface: IDE Ultra ATA, Serial ATA

Support drive type: 2.5" hard drives, 3.5" hard drives, 5.25" optical drives

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Thanks a lot for the replies everyone :)

1 last rookie question, is the IDE/PATA connector of a laptop hard drive the same as the IDE/PATA connector of a desktop hard drive?

No, 2.5"drives for laptops get power and transfer data over a single connector. 3.5" drives for PCs have a seperate connector for power.

I did remember to check those links for 2.5" vs 3.5" didn't I?

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It´s good, the quote for the walmart link says it will connect to both, I was just wondering if they were the same or not, that´s all.

I´m purchasing the one from wallmart as it will help me extract files from a laptop hard drive or a desktop hard drive and I think that´s a tool that comes in handy when you least expect it. :)

Edited by intocomputing2

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