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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 2019-02-07, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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SATA type in laptop

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I had an Acer Aspire E1 510. it died so now it's data retrieval time. HD is fine; first three charging port was giving out then the display died.

the product info says the HD is Sata-300

I'm looking to get a sata to ide convertor to get the data into my PC

any idea what kind of pin connection I'd need for sata-300?

thanks in advance !
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 2019-02-07, 02:04 PM
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If the only requirement is data retrieval, an external USB HDD case may be the best option. I see some being cleared out on Newegg for about $10-$15 with free shipping. I don't see any reviews so don't know how good they are. Search for "Mobile Hard Disk Drive SATA 2.5 Inch USB Case." A USB 3 case should work better if a USB 3 port is available. A USB 2 case may need a power adapter or a special Y-cable for USB 2 ports. The drive could be formatted and used for making backups once the data is retrieved.

Don't know why a SATA to IDE converter is required. (Is the PC that antiquated? The make and model would help.) I wouldn't go that route anyway since SATA to IDE converters usually don't work well. With most newer PCs, the only thing needed is an internal SATA cable. The power supply should have a SATA connector but 4 pin to SATA power adapters are available if not.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 2019-02-07, 03:46 PM
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If it is older...I have used this type
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