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Can you identify this hard disk connector?

by dnvreldrdg55 / January 10, 2010 1:32 AM PST

This is a Fujitsu HDD out of a Toshiba M45-S169.
The photo is located on my website:
This one is the HDD itself:
This one is the computer side:
The system specs say it is a pata. After lots of research it looks to me
like an SCSI. Also looks like some that I have seen called blade type. The center part of the connector is flat and maybe 1 1/2" wide with 22 brass contacts on top side and probably 22 on the bottom side but I cant see the bottom to confirm. What I was looking to do is upgrade to a 120gb or 160gb hdd but I have not seen another disk with that connection. One that I think may be the same is fujitsu mhv2120ah but without actually seeing it I don't know and I can't get any of the manufacturers to reply with any help at all.

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Probably be easier if you downloaded and ran HDD Tune..
by VAPCMD / January 10, 2010 2:24 AM PST

it should tell you mfg specs including the mfg name, model number, etc., From there we can explore further.


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Can you identify this hard disk connector?
by dnvreldrdg55 / January 10, 2010 6:15 AM PST

I have and it doesn't make sense to me. What I mean is the connector is not something I have seen before. The specs say it is:(P)ATA-6
(Ultra ATA 100MB/s). Of all the PATA HDD's I have seen they have the typical 40 or 44 pin connector. I have 3 Toshiba laptops and 2 of them have the 40 pin connector. The HDD I want to replace works fine, it's just full. I have an external 160gb seagate hdd which I have used to make a clone so I'm thinking about just formatting the one I'm wanting to replace and just putting the OS on it. Then I can use the external disk for everything else. That would free up a lot of space on the internal one. Not what I wanted or I should say not what my wife wanted,lol but she may have to deal with it unless I find a larger hdd with that odd looking connection. I have ask Toshiba, Fujitsu and Hitachi for some assistance but no luck.

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If you're asking for HELP.... and asked to furnish
by VAPCMD / January 10, 2010 8:38 AM PST

further info ... it's to your benefit to provide it. Also would have been helpful had you mentioned it was from a laptop or a laptop HDD.

The PICs you provided are too small to pinpoint the parts and unless the drive has 50 pins ... it isn't SCSI.

Reserving further comment pending receipt of requested info.


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That's part of a laptop caddy system.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2010 7:11 AM PST

Too bad you didn't tell if that was from a laptop. It looks familiar but I can't recall the last time I saw it. The hard drive is a stock IDE interface but this is part of the caddy adapter.

Wish that you told a little more and had a HD picture to share.

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