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Installing new hard drive on compaq aramada e500

I am trying to install a new hard drive on a compaq armada e500. It looks like I need an adaptor to connect the pins on the hard drive to the computer?
am I missing a part?
I don't have a caddy, where can I find a caddy for this?

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Try here & it's not a bad price either.
http://pchub.com/uph/laptop/38-4978-1511/Compaq-Armada-E500-HDD-Caddy-Cable-Adapter.html

Good luck & have a great day!

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