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External hard drive internal connectors

I want to put a hard drive that was removed from a dead Mac Book into an external hard drive case so I can recover the data on that drive. I have an external drive case with a drive in it already and I was going to pull the drive out of it and put in the drive from the Mac Book, however the connectors are a complete mismatch. It has an edge connector, while the Mac Book drive has 2 rows of pins. How can I know what External drive case to get that has the correct pins?

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Sounds like you have an SATA external case. You need an IDE or an adapter if you don't intend to continue using the drive. This is the adapter I use on almost every drive: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20T...

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Thanks for the info. I had found that product not long after posting my question. Then I found out from my brother that he already has one of them. I used it and it works fin.

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