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I have an older (2005)Maxtor ATA drive that I would like to temporarily instal in the new Dell inspiron computer that I have on order to try and recover some of the data on the old drive. I expect the new computer to have yhe new , smaller connector. What type of adapter will I need? Where can i buy one?


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Your new Dell may very well support an IDE hard drive as well as the SATA drive it will come with. Once you get the new Dell which you did not list, open it up and see if there is an IDE connection on the motherboard. If it does not have an IDE connection it can still be done with a converter like this. \015\012http://www.directron.com/sbtscide.html
\015\012\015\012\015\012use an exterior hard drive box ,but make sure you get the selector right ,master or slave ,if you do not have a exterior box then just borrow one ,cheaper still
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