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Funny issue with external USB device interface

Just out of curiosity: A friend had a WD external case + SATA 2.5 disk, which fell on the floor and broke. The disk ended in trash (uprepairable). Out of the broken case, i took the PCB, a model of ...
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Connecting HDD in Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop?

Which side I should connect IDE HDD in Dell CPX/CPI port ? Where should missing pin be ? IMHO I think it should be at bottom, how do you think ? How it looks
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What is the purpose of this 4-pin interface on SATA HDDs and why doesn't it exist on SSDs?

I have 4 HDDs here with me, from 3 different manufacturers, and all of them have the following 4-pin extra interface beside the SATA connector: Looking on internet, I can see that it exists on all ...
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What kind of SSD does my laptop use?

I have a Dell Studio XPS 1340 which is around 2 years old but I really like it and would like to wait a year or two more before I get a new one. However, I can see the harddrive is slowing it down ...