I have a laptop PATA hard drive that has died on me and I can no longer access it from my machine (even through Recovery Console or Safe Mode). I would like to try and grab whatever data I can off of the drive. I purchased a USB to IDE adapter in hopes that I would be able to see the drive from another PC.
The problem is that the Samsung hard drive model HS08XJC does not have a standard IDE interface. It came from a Dell laptop and it has a narrow connection that plugs directly into the motherboard.
Does anyone know what kind of connection this is and/or if I can connect to it in order to pull off data (assuming the drive is not completely fried)? Thanks.