Connecting IDE

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Alasdair, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Alasdair

    Alasdair Guest

    Can someone tell me if it is possible to buy an IDE cable to enable me
    to connect a 2.5 inch HDD to a standard IDE connection on a desktop
    computer. What I need is male for connecting to the desktop with
    female at the other end for connecting to a 2.5 inch drive.

    Please don't suggest I use a USB caddy for the 2.5 inch drive. I
    already have one and tried it but the desktop doesn't recognise the
    2.5 inch drive connected either by firewire or USB.

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    Alasdair.
     
    Alasdair, Aug 22, 2006
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  2. Alasdair

    Ingeborg Guest

    Alasdair wrote:

    > Can someone tell me if it is possible to buy an IDE cable to enable me
    > to connect a 2.5 inch HDD to a standard IDE connection on a desktop
    > computer. What I need is male for connecting to the desktop with
    > female at the other end for connecting to a 2.5 inch drive.
    >
    > Please don't suggest I use a USB caddy for the 2.5 inch drive. I
    > already have one and tried it but the desktop doesn't recognise the
    > 2.5 inch drive connected either by firewire or USB.
    >


    The main difference between IDE and the 2.5" version is the integrated
    power supply. The 2.5" version has 4 extra pins, containing +5V, +12V and
    ground. There are adaptors available, with 'normal' IDE and a power
    connector on one side, and '2.5"' IDE on the other.
     
    Ingeborg, Aug 22, 2006
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  3. Alasdair

    Snøøp¥ Guest

    "Alasdair" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Can someone tell me if it is possible to buy an IDE cable to enable me
    > to connect a 2.5 inch HDD to a standard IDE connection on a desktop
    > computer. What I need is male for connecting to the desktop with
    > female at the other end for connecting to a 2.5 inch drive.
    >
    > Please don't suggest I use a USB caddy for the 2.5 inch drive. I
    > already have one and tried it but the desktop doesn't recognise the
    > 2.5 inch drive connected either by firewire or USB.
    >
    > --
    > Alasdair.



    Any Use?

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=36945&criteria=2.5

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    Snøøp¥, Aug 22, 2006
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  4. Alasdair

    Yddap Guest

    In news:,
    Alasdair <> opined loudly:
    > Can someone tell me if it is possible to buy an IDE cable to enable me
    > to connect a 2.5 inch HDD to a standard IDE connection on a desktop
    > computer. What I need is male for connecting to the desktop with
    > female at the other end for connecting to a 2.5 inch drive.
    >
    > Please don't suggest I use a USB caddy for the 2.5 inch drive. I
    > already have one and tried it but the desktop doesn't recognise the
    > 2.5 inch drive connected either by firewire or USB.


    A Quick Google gave
    http://www.mcsx.co.uk/shop/2-5-to-3-5-ide-adapter-kit.htm

    As an instance
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    Yddap
     
    Yddap, Aug 22, 2006
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  5. Alasdair

    why? Guest

    On Tue, 22 Aug 2006 15:49:28 +0100, Alasdair wrote:

    >Can someone tell me if it is possible to buy an IDE cable to enable me
    >to connect a 2.5 inch HDD to a standard IDE connection on a desktop
    >computer. What I need is male for connecting to the desktop with
    >female at the other end for connecting to a 2.5 inch drive.
    >
    >Please don't suggest I use a USB caddy for the 2.5 inch drive. I
    >already have one and tried it but the desktop doesn't recognise the
    >2.5 inch drive connected either by firewire or USB.


    It wouldn't be the 2.5" Laptop HDD 44pin adapter to 3.5" 40pin + power
    that you are thinking of :)

    http://insidecomputer.stores.yahoo.net/la2tode3hadr.html
    http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat_id=906&sku=17705
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/SEODynamicPages/module.asp?ModNo=28724

    Me
     
    why?, Aug 22, 2006
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