I just picked up a 2.5" to 3.5" IDE Hard Drive HDD Adapter. I can connect the hard drive from the laptop to the 2.5" to 3.5" IDE Hard Drive HDD Adapter, the hard drive appears to connect to the converter perfectly.
Attempting to connect the hard drive that is connected to the adapter to an IDE cable in a PC, it appears that the adapter has more teeth than necessary.
The IDE cable has a row of lets say approximately 40 holesÂ. On the first row there are 40 holes. On the second row one of the holesÃ‚Â is missing, it is the holeÂ in the middle of the connector. In some ways it reminds me of some sort key. Check out h**p://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Ata_20070127_002.jpg to see what I am describing.
What I am trying to find out is if they make this adapter with that Ã‚ÂœtoothÃ‚Â on the second row removed?