Trying to recover data from dead laptop hard drive.
I'm trying to recover data off a Latitude C610 (IBM Travelstar Model No. #ic25n030atcs04-0) 30 gig drive using an adapter that plugs into a working drive but before I can plug in the adapter I have to set the laptop drive to slave but on the drive there are no settings listed on the drive. There is a jumper diagram but doesn't have anything listed for slave or master. I've also checked IBM's site and there isn't alot of information.
Re: Trying to recover data from dead laptop hard drive.
i think what the other poster was trying to explain is that the cdrom drive is on the secondary IDE controller in the desktop meaning that its always going to be slaved to the PIDE drive so connecting it to that cable should make the desktop drive boot unless the cdrom is on the same cable as the hard drive(PIDE controller). they make adapters but unless you are IT your probably just going to want to take it to "mom and pops computers" and have them do it for 30 bucks or whatever, save yourself the headache.