2 Maxtor 20GB Hard Drives - Same Model - One with IDE Connection - One No connection I recognize

phaze3131

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Hey guys whats up, I have 2 Maxtor hard drives that seem very similar but one has an apparent IDE connection which is great but the second one doesn't have any connection that I can recognize.

I'm wondering how I can connect this second hard drive.

thank you so much for helping me :)



 

Lutfij

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If you didn't catch onto the issue yet, both drives are the same, only that one of them is missing the PCB for the drive, which also has the holster for the 4 pin power input and the IDE connector.
 

20 GB hard drives. The only reason I can think of to get the drive working is to retrieve the data off of it. In which case, why not just use the PCB from the other drive to get the PCB-less drive working long enough to get your data off of it.

32 GB microSD cards and USB flash drives which are faster than these drives cost $5. There's no point throwing more money at tech that's this obsolete.
 

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