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Trying to locate a HDD caddy/Connector

I am trying to find out what type of HDD connector this notebook takes.

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  • Robert Hamilton
    Robert Hamilton Jul 29, 2009

    Hi, Thanks for the responses. I forgot to specify that it is the internal connector/adapter for the hard drive.



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Here's what you do to identify what type of HDD connectot you use without any pull-out some devices and in windows system only.
A program that:

  • Identifies models and size of ATA/ATAPI devices (HDD, CD/DVD drives, ZIP drives). Detects interface type (Parallel ATA, Serial ATA I, Serial ATA II). Detects PIO, DMA and Ultra DMA modes (including active modes of the configuration). Identifies ATA/ATAPI devices on external UDMA/SATA controllers. Detection of CD/DVD-drives' maximum and current read/write speeds.
  • reading of HDD S.M.A.R.T. information (including drives using external UDMA/SATA/RAID controllers) and detection of HDD temperature.
  • identifies SCSI devices (HDD, CD drives, scanners, tape drives). Detects device name, type, size, SCSI serial number, temperature, manufacture date, buffer size, HDD rotation speed and others.
Here is the link to download it:

Good luck, hope this might will help you.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

  • Francis Mark Arango
    Francis Mark Arango Jul 29, 2009

    OK, then all you wanted is to find out what kind of connection is your Hard Drive.
    There are two kinds of connection, First is IDE Controller Design and Second is SATA Controller.
    To know this you have to install that freeware I give you. It can identify the connection of your hard drive, you can see it there. Trust Me. Good luck!


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In normal circumstances it would be a USB 2.0 but I don't know what you are connecting it to.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

  • Alun Cox Jul 29, 2009

    No problem but you did specify a HDD caddy/connector which is an external one. As someone else has supplied the answer all well and good just glad you're sorted.



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