Trying find out what type of drive I have in my laptop.
Is just died and I'm keen to find out what sort it is ?
Heres a photo...
Judging by the product code
Although it is IDE, the edge connector you can see at the top of the drive isn't, it is probably an adapter to a specific computer (or other device).
I suspect its something like this:
If you wiggle it a bit it will probably come free and show the usual IDE double row of pins below it. Watch you don't bend the pins doing that wiggling, or when putting it back!
A quick search (Google) usind HDD2181 brought up these specs along with many other sites.
You are correct, it is an IDE drive, specifically an ATA-100 interface.
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