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Windows 7: What is this connector called

25 Jan 2014   #1
james cullen

Win pro 64bit
 
 
What is this connector called

Hello All.

I know this has nothing to do with windows 7, however I may install if the machine can run it, but can anyone tell me what the connector is called on this hard drive?

It's a Hitachi Travelstar Model IC25N030ATCS04-0 , it's an ATA/IDE connection in an old Dell Inspiron 8500. Iv'e been looking to put an SSD drive in but don't know if any have these types of plug in connectors, it's abit like the way a ram module or pcie card connects.

Does anyone know if there is a small sized SSD drive with this type of connector on?

Cheers

James




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25 Jan 2014   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

James,
I've been looking and it's not IDE and obviously not sata. By chance does that pin type connector remove off the drive?
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25 Jan 2014   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I don't know of any SSD with that connector on it. Most are SATA2 or SATA3. That connector looks like an old style IDE adapter and it might even pull out of the drive, leaving a standard ATA/IDE connector behind.

I don't think you'll be able to put an SSD on your PC without getting a SATA card for it, and you'll need one that's able to boot from the attached drive. Some can't.
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25 Jan 2014   #4
james cullen

Win pro 64bit
 
 

Ah, thanks guys it was a connector that pulled off the ATA/IDE connector, silly me!

I'll let you know if it works with an ssd, I have one that has ATA/IDe connectors.

Thanks again.

Cheers
James
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25 Jan 2014   #5
james cullen

Win pro 64bit
 
 

it does not work, no bootable devices.
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25 Jan 2014   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You have a SSD with a IDE connector?
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25 Jan 2014   #7
james cullen

Win pro 64bit
 
 

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25 Jan 2014   #8
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Wow. I didn't think they made them with PATA connectors.

No bootable device might just mean that there is nothing on the drive to boot with. Have you tried to install Windows, or Linux on it? Or maybe your BIOS doesn't have the IDE connectors turned on.
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25 Jan 2014   #9
james cullen

Win pro 64bit
 
 

ah, ok, I'll try to install win XP pro.
Thanks
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25 Jan 2014   #10
james cullen

Win pro 64bit
 
 

Ok, it's installing
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