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2.5" to 3.5" IDE Hard Drive HDD Adapter - Modified?

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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 holes. On the first row there are 40 holes. On the second row one of the holes is missing, it is the hole 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 œtooth on the second row removed?
Thanks!
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Yes they do make the adapter with that pin removed.  I just recently purchased a few off ebay for around $3 a piece.  I purchased mine from http://stores.ebay.com/COLORDRIVES.  You can email the seller prior to them shipping it if you would like as well. If it was me though, I would just take some small needle nose pliers and remove that pin.  It probably is not even actually connected to anything on the circuit board  Just make sure you remove the proper pin.  
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Thank you jcsrepair!
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