[SOLVED] Please help me identify the connector type for HDD

addverma

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I have a Hitachi 250 GB HDD, Model number HTS542525K9A300 on an old laptop. This HDD needs to be replaced with a newer HDD or preferably SSD. The specifications of the HDD are given below
Specs For Hitachi HDD

Its specs say that it is a Serial-ATA/300 but its interface does not look like any SATA interface that I have seen on any internal 2.5 inch HDD or SSD. Can you please help me identify what is the interface this HDD have? I am attaching the photo of the HDD interface below.
 

addverma

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So I have to confirm that the connector being shown can come off from the HDD or not. And if it does then I have to check whether it will fit inside the new HDD/SDD or not.
 

Darkbreeze

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And another pair of yes sirs as well. I wouldn't tell somebody to pull something off their hard drive if I wasn't pretty damn sure of what I was telling them. That plastic adapter will wiggle/pull off the regular SATA connections underneath it and install back the same way onto the new drive in order to connect to the connection on the laptop.
 

addverma

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You were right. I tried to remove the connector and it came off. I did not mean to doubt your knowledge, it was just surprising that a renowned laptop manufacturer would do something like this, i.e. put a non-standard connector. Please see the screen shots given for how it appears.



 

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