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Repair information on hard drives or hard disks. Hard drives are magnetic data storage devices. They are used in most desktop, laptop, and server due to their low cost and high data density.

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Connecting an old 2.5 HDD to my PC

Well, I own an old SAMSUNG Spinpoint M Series HM120JI 120GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 2.5" Notebook HD that I would like to install in my PC to get some extra storage, the problem is that I don’t know what cables I should use as the hard drive does not support SATA power nor SATA.

Worth mentioning is that I got this HDD from an old laptop.

Thanks for reading this question and I would be grateful if someone managed to answer this question for me.

P.S. Forgive me for my bad english as this is not my first language!! !! !! !!

Update (10/20/2018)

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The pins look like this, did you mean that I should use a regular SATA/SATA power cord?

I tried that and the connectors are different as you can see in the pictures.

Update (10/20/2018)

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is this enough or do i have to take it one step further?

Answer this question I have this problem too

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Does the drive have pins like this?

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IDE/PATA interface

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SATA interface

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i have added some pictures as a question so that you can see the drive

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Sorry this looks like a custom interface for the laptop.

I'm not sure if you have an adapter module here as it does look like under the plastic is the normal SATA interface. I would need another view of the logic board side and if there is a cover sheet that would need to be removed and some deeper views along the edge and if you can pull back the top cover sheet just a bit to see whats behind.

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okey, i am working on it

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I have updated the question

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Can you repost, somehow you put a thumbnail pic (tiny) Vs the full size image. If you click on it you'll see the difference between your posting

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HI:

Your drive, the old one is a SATA drive if it is the one you wrote the information off.

In any newer desktop computer you will have extra ports and should have a power connector that will fit this old hard drive, You need to get a SATA cable for the communication port, (the smaller set of connectors on the drive) and use one of your extra SATA ports on the motherboard. It is a small 2.5 inch drive so you will have to use a method of holding the drive in your desktop. I have wrapped them with cardboard and wedged in a 3.5 inch slot, some well placed tape and away you go, The bios should recognize the old drive and away you go.

Good luck

Alton

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Your power supply should have a cable that can fit the HDD’s power connector and you will need a SATA2 cable for data, hope it helped!

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