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

Posted on 2008-11-06
Last Modified: 2008-11-06
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?

Question by:M Wall
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    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:
    Hope this helps,

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    by:M Wall

    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.


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