sata to usb adapter cable dosen't fit sata hard drive in laptop?

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Lynnstuff

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I want to transfer data from my hard drive in my laptop (Lenovo Y480) to a hard drive in my desktop. the cables for the sata adapter do not fit the hard drive from the laptop. Is there a different form for a 2.5 hard drive and a 3.5 hard drive?
 

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Does the drive have an adapter need to remove to expose the SATA conenctors? I don;t see anything about the Y480 not having a standard SATA drive and laptop and desktop SATA connectors are the same.

Maybe post pictures of both the drive and your SATA cables.
 

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As rob says, many Laptops have an additional adapter that fits between the 2.5in disk and the laptop, though that usually applies to IDE disks not SATA ones.
Are you sure the 2.5in drive IS a SATA drive not an IDE one.
 
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