What adapter to buy for moving files from 2.5" drive?

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DudeBro

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Hello, people! Hope you're all doing well. I asked help for my problem on two other sites but have yet to receive a response, so hopefully I can get some help here. :)


I have an old (about 10 years) Toshiba Satellite laptop (A55-S1064) with Windows XP. It doesn't seem to work anymore as it doesn't get past the Toshiba boot screen when I turn it on. I recently got a new HP 15 laptop with Windows 8.1 with Bing, 500GB, 4GB RAM, two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 1.0 port, I believe.


I took out the Toshiba's MK4026GAX 2.5" drive (HDD2193, 40GB) and I want to move files from it (mainly music) to the new laptop. It's got an IDE interface and has 47 pins. It looks similar to these:


http://www.geeks.com/largePic_all.asp?invtid=MK4026GAX-NDW-R&pic=MK4026GAX-NDW-R-soft.jpg


I've done a bit of researching online and found that there's external enclosures and USB-to-IDE/SATA adapters I can use. The problem is that there's so many choices and I wanted to get some recommendations. I want to make sure I get the right model/size and that the pins fit correctly in it. I'm willing to spend $20 or less.
 

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Do a search for 'ide to usb caddy 2.5' on Ebay, you will find plenty of cheap ones.
 

DaveBurnett

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agreed. I even managed to get a double ended one that takes both IDE or SATA drives. And with a power supply as well for those superfast power greedy drives.
 
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