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HP Laptop Hard Drive 2.5" to 3.5" IDE Adapter Board HP Laptop Hard Drive 2.5" to 3.5" IDE Adapter Board
- only $3.99 (free shipping) out of stock
single-piece adapter board

Direct replacement for HP Laptop Hard Drive 2.5" to 3.5" IDE Adapter Board

Laptop IDE adapter board - single piece durable design

This adapter allows to connect a laptop IDE Hard Drive (mini 44pin) directly to a desktop IDE cable (40 pin).

A must have for laptop hard drive cloning backup or recovery. WORKS WITH ALL LAPTOP DRIVES (Acer, Apple, Compaq, DELL, Fujitsu, Gateway, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, ...) Also works for all OS Versions (DOS, Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, Vista..., Linux, Mac)

If you just need a permanent laptop drive hookup inside a desktop or a 3.5" slot - please check our adapter kits with rails.

Please note that all of such IDE adapters are deisgned to work directly connected to IDE cable and power supply. They may not work in some removable trays that support "hot swapping". If you need to use this adapter inside a tray, please contact us about our custom modified Genica Trays that work with such adapters.

1. Leave your desktop system drive in PRI MASTER
2. connect laptop drive to SEC channel
3. Make sure no other devices attach to SEC cable
4. In this config - laptop drive will be SEC MASTER
5. Boot into BIOS and autodetect the new configuration
6. Either leave in auto-detect for all 4 drives or go through all 4
7. Make sure SEC MASTER is Autodetect or set for laptop drive
8. Make sure SEC SLAVE is set to NONE
9. Boot into your OS (from PRI MASTER)

* If laptop drive has XP NTFS partitions; and desktop OS is Win2K - you may experience bluescreens. XP NTFS partitions are more advanced. You may need to upgrade your Win2K host to WinXP to be able to access such XP NTFS partitions.

PIN 1 should follow from the IDE cable through
the adapter to the drive as shown on this picture:

Most laptops have a slide-in attachment on the mini-IDE hard drive connector. That attachment is not permanently connected and should be detached before using the adapter. Picture below demonstrates the most common attachment used with HP and DELL laptops:

IMPORTANT: You must connect this adapter correctly as shown on the picture above. Incorrect connection will damage the drive. Please follow the diagram for proper connection. Pin 1 must follow through IDE cable to the laptop drive as indicated. Master/Slave pins must never be connected or spanned by the adapter.

Compatible with all of the following:

Just $3.99 and shipping is FREE!!! Plus $1.00 discount on each additional adapter!

You will not find a better deal in any other store or website!

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