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Author:   rgy834
Date:   Sep 12, 12 at 1:03am (PST)
Subject:   Unknown 2.5" HDD connector
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Hello,

I've purchased a 2nd hand laptop (EMAX 536S), without its internal HDD. Its connector is a bit strange to me ; it looks like this: http://cjoint.com/?3Imj2nDA4s8

Does anyone knows what it is and how to adapt a regular IDE or Sata 2.5" drive?

Thanks in advance,

Rob



Author:   Ren of Heavens
Date:   Sep 12, 12 at 2:25am (PST)
Subject:   re: Unknown 2.5" HDD connector
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There would normally be a small adapter that goes between the HDD and the laptop, that converts it from the regular IDE pins into a blade type connection.

Something like this:



Unfortunately I can't find much information about EMAX, so I'm not sure what the right adapter to use is Do you have a photo of the actual connection in the laptop? Or does it match the photo you posted?



Author:   rgy834
Date:   Sep 12, 12 at 5:29am (PST)
Subject:   re: Unknown 2.5" HDD connector
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Tnx for the answer.

The provided link leads to the picture that has actually be taken inside that EMAX PC

The connector in your answer seems nice, but the part opposite to the IDE side should be female to fit inside the laptop connector.



Author:   rgy834
Date:   Sep 12, 12 at 5:36am (PST)
Subject:   re: Unknown 2.5" HDD connector
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Just in case it would help, here's a link to the manual: http://cjoint.com/?3ImoJt681Sp



Author:   rgy834
Date:   Sep 12, 12 at 1:52pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Unknown 2.5" HDD connector
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Hi Ren of Heavens,

I tested my laptop with a IDE HD, its pins squeezed on the blade shape connector inside it, and the HDD could be detected.

I think the use of following adaptor should do the job much better.... ;o)

http://www.aop63.com/images/CHD1_GF.jpg

Thank for your help - the case can now be closed

Rob


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