I think you are miscounting the pins. It's 40 for the 3.5 drive connection and 44 for laptops. But on with the solutions.
0. These are found at stores, geeks.com and newegg.com.
I'll share some geeks.com items.
1. To use your current case an adapter is needed. Cheap!
2. Or a 2.5 in drive case.
Yes, I've used the under 10 buck ones...
i have a toshiba satellite m65-s809 laptop. and the motherboard is dead. so i called best buy's geek squad, that guy told me directly that it is just not worth it to repair it. and i can just use an enclosure to get to the files on my laptop.
my question is now that there are so many different types of enclosures out there, which one should i buy? will it actually work on the toshiba notebook hard drive which already has windows xp installed on it.
this internal hard drive has 22 parallel pins and 4 extra pins. and i have an enclosure that only has 20 pins. what is the difference anyway?