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This ia a hard drive I pulled off my cousin's bricked iBook G4 (specs). The specs say the interface is Ultra ATA, which my research suggests is simply IDE, but it doesn't look like any IDE connector I've seen.

Here's the connector:


Notice how there's only 1 row of pins, unlike 2 in IDE.

Here's the label:


Here's the spot in the mobo that it came from:


A link to the appropriate SATA/USB adapter (preferably under $5) would be greatly appreciated!

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If you're going to downvote, explain why. I have followed all the guidelines. – Tootsie Rolls Feb 17 '13 at 22:53
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I think you ripped it out with some of the laptop parts. :) It looks like that connectors is supposed to be removable..

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yes! it's IDE underneath :) – Tootsie Rolls Feb 17 '13 at 4:49

This looks a lot like the wierd crap dell used to do - with a little bit of persuation you should be able to pull the adaptor on the drive off drive to reveal the usual pinouts. You would probably notice a seam between the adaptor you're seeing and the 'usual' connector on the PCB. This shouldn't need much force, and apparently you may need to rock a little to get it loose according to this youtube video. You can then attach this adaptor to a replacement drive or use a standard USB-> IDE adaptor to the drive itself.

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