I have an ide hard drive for a laptop that is very old:
I'd like to know what connector it has on it. I'm guessing it's IDE, but it's definitely not a standard ide connector as the ribbon cables don't fit it.
Its a 44 pin IDE connector, as opposed to the 40 pin desktop connector - the extra pins correspond to the power supply to the drive. This is standard for every laptop drive up until sata came about, and quite a few self powered hard drives.