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How many types of 2.5 inch hard drive connections are there?

Is it basically IDE and Sata? I'm familiar with IDE but I have a different type of connection on a HD here and assume its SATA but want to be sure. Would someone have a link to images of the different types of connections?

Thanks
Barry
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M Wall
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RobinHumanCommented:
You are correct - either IDE or SATA (bearing in mind that the IDE drive could have a connector bus plugged onto it- a favourite with Dell machines);
if you have a look at this link, you can see the difference:
http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://bixnet.net/images/NBHD-IDE-Connector.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.bixnet.com/harddrivenotes.html&h=241&w=400&sz=15&hl=en&start=2&um=1&usg=__t2t6WFvNHMMsnHsSwuYRjZUwENw=&tbnid=JMp736v4h11ysM:&tbnh=75&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3DIDE%2Bhard%2Bdrive%2Bconnector%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den
Hope this helps,
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M WallAuthor Commented:
RobinHuman,

Brilliant, There was a connector on it (It was from a dell laptop).

Was getting ready to send the replacement laptop back. Saved me a lot of hassle.

Thanks a million.

Barry
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