Hello, I bought a new Compaq 504us laptop and want to move my harddrive from my Acer 3680 notebook to the Compaq so I don't have reinstall everything.
However, when I pulled out the Compaq's HD, I saw that it does not have the pins like regular 2.5" drives. It is more like two long plugs with connection pin etched on them. I've never seen this type of connection before.
Is this some type of a new connection system industry-wide or are we back into another trap by corporations forcing you to buy components from them? Could HP be that stupid to burn its customers 'cause of greed?
If the former is the case, does that mean there is no way I can drop in my old 2.5" HD, correct?