IBM TravelStar to IDE Convertor Wanted

  PaulB2005 16:14 12 Jan 2006

I've been asked to destroy the data on an old IBM Travelstar Hard Drive. I have a USB 2.0 to IDE adapter which also has an adapter for laptops but this hard drive has a (PC Card??) connector instead.

Is there an adapter i can buy to connect the drive to the USB-IDE adapter?

The laptop is dead by the way....

Also are there any requirements for disposing of the drive?

  PaulB2005 16:27 12 Jan 2006

The drive is physically identical to click here

But it doesn't have all those pins (i'd be ok if it did!). Instead it has a black plasti stip with the pins bent on to it....

  PaulB2005 16:30 12 Jan 2006

Sorted. Looked at the picture again. Looked at the drive. Noticed the power pins are further back than the data pins and pulled a convertor off the drive! It already had one to convert from the pins in the picture above to some other format. Can now hook it up to the USB-IDE.

Spent 2 hour Googling for a convertor.....

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