ATA/IDE Data Migration to MBP w/ SATA

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NickZac, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. NickZac macrumors 68000

    NickZac

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    So I have 2 laptop hard drives which I thought were ATA. I want to get the materials off them as they have sentimental value. I found one of our older computers which has a ATA port which was connected to the CDrom drive. I disconnected this and tried to connect the drive and ATA cable together, which they will not do. What am I missing? I know very little about ATA/IDE other than IDE requires its own power source where as ATA does not.
     

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  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    you need one of these my friend. 40 pin ata won't work. double check before buying though.
     
  3. NickZac thread starter macrumors 68000

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