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What do I need to access internal IDE Hard Drive for laptop


Long story short I had a desktop PC that died, and I am trying to pull all the data off of three internal hard drives that were inside. Two I was successfully able to do this by getting the Inateck USB 3.0 to SATA Dual-Bay USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station. But the third Hard Drive is IDE and this doesn't work with the SATA station, obviously.

What do I need to get to either connect my IDE drive to the SATA station, or just to plug it directly into the laptop via USB?

I've already purchased a couple of items to try and adapt it to SATA, but I can't seem to find the exact combination of things and am getting sort of fed up.

Thanks in advance to anyone who answers.

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I've yet to find a sure fire IDE to SATA adapter.

In reply to: What do I need to access internal IDE Hard Drive for laptop

Why not some IDE Case?

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