WTB 2.5inch? IDE to USB cable

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  1. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    Hey all. I am trying to back up/move the data off of my damaged laptop until I get the $$$ for a new motherboard (Dell Latitude CPxJ). I think what I want to do is pull the HD out of the laptop and connect it to the desktop computer I just got running thanks to Egyas!

    I understand there is a cable that is USB on one side and fits on the end of the Hard disk on the other side and also has some sort of power cable to spin the hard disk appropriately so that when you plug the USB side in a USB slot on a PC, it reads the laptops HD like a removeable disk or jumpdrive.

    Anyone know what I'm talking about?
    I need one for a smaller 2.5inch? laptop HD, not a full size IDE drive.

    It looks like this:

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    Anyone have one they would part with? The one's I've found on eBay look cheaply made and come from other countries and are $15 shipping min plus the cost of the cable! I want one preferrably from the US and not to have to pay some ridiculous shipping...

    Anyone?

    Thanks for the space.
     
  2. chrismartin

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    Well, I'm sure it's more expensive than you were looking for, but where I work, I use these: http://www.wiebetech.com/products/notebookdrivedockplus.php It's worked for me very well. I use it to backup/restore laptop HD's when the user toasts his/her laptop and such.
    They also make them for full size HD's.

    As for the one you pictured, I haven't seen those around, sorry.

    Chris
     

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