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.