To enable easy installation and removal of hard drives, virtually all laptops
use adaptor clips that convert the universal 44-pin IDE connector to a snap-in
module. This snap-in is what lets the hard drive slip in and out of the
laptop case without the risk of breaking any IDE pins.
To attach the our Laptop IDE adaptor, you
will first need to remove the contact clip (it will pull straight away from
the drive). After this has been pulled off, the IDE pins will be revealed,
and the IDE adaptor can be installed.