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Help mounting 2.5" drive in PC for data recovery please

Hi Guys,

I have an old 2.5" Hitachi HTS428060F9AT00 drive (Travelstar DK23FA-60) which was removed from my customers Sony Viao since it would not boot.

I need to recover data from this drive but only have the option of mounting in standard PC (IDE or SATA interface)

I understand this drive has an ATA 100 interface so need some sort of adaptor.
The ones I've seen (normal sources) seem to imply they convert ATA-100 spec'd mother boards to SATA will these do the job of connecting this drive to a SATA connection on a 'recovery' PC.

I'm looking at things like http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/22651470/Trixes-IDE-To-SATA-SATA-To-IDE-Bi-Directional-Converter-Adaptor-ATA-100-133/Product.html?_%24ja=tsid:11518%7Ccat:22651470%7Cprd:22651470

Is there a difference between the ATA-100 physical connector on a 2.5" drive and that on a 3.5" drive. Indeed does the ATA-100 spec define the physical nature of the connector ??

I just need to know what to purchase to allow the drive to be mounted (temporarily) in a SATA or IDE based PC.

1 Solution
here a cheap one : 4.95$  http://www.pccables.com/00504.htm
if you want one to use with all drive models, i suggest one with its own power supply 14.95$  :

**note that the first one is FASTER than the more expensive one, since it works over IDE, not over USB
For HDD2.5 you need for sure the IDE connector designed for 2.5 interface. The one for 3.5 will simply not suit.
I am using the one from Vantec suggested by nobus, I recommend you that one also.
TrevorWhiteAuthor Commented:
Hi Guys,
Sorry for, again, not being 100% engaged here but found an independent source to the same thing. This does however do the job and is what I was looking for.


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