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I want to pull data off the hard drive I removed

I have removed the 20 GIG Hard drive from my PowerBook. I want very much to copy the files off of it onto my MacBook Pro.

What would I need to purchase to connect that 50 pin drive to some USB port and mount it ?

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Hi Gabe,

thank you so very much for trying to help me related to my problem reading data off of my Hard Drive that i removed from a dead Apple iBook.

I want to pull data off the hard drive I removed

you replied with a link to a product we already own (thanks for the reply !)

unfortunately - that device has only 20 rows / pins max, and the drive that I have has 25 rows / pins

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click here to link to a picture of the hard drive on google picasa

any ideas ?

Michael Jahn

Application Support Specialist

Compose Systems Inc, USA.

4740 Northgate Blvd. Suite 100

Sacramento, CA 95834

Tel: (916) 920-3838 ext 102

Fax: (916) 923-6776


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You probably shouldn't put all your information down, as that post is public on the internet - anyone can see it.


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will connect SATA, IDE (3.5" and 2.5") all to USB

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That will work. +


Hi Adam - I have been on the internet before there was one. Everyone knows my contact details. but thanks.


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The device you have should have 22 rows for 44 pins and the 2.5 HD has 25 rows but you don't need to plug the 3 last rows. The last 4 pins are needed when connecting jumpers on the drive.

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that worked like a CHARM !

the 22 pin connector worked great - like you said, the two other pins were not needed.



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