Wiring a USB cable to HD cable

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Old 05-14-16, 11:03 AM
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Wiring a USB cable to HD cable

Hi there. I need to wire a USB cable to a Hard Drive cable. The USB cable comes from an old webcam, so i hope that it will work.
I need an adapter from the old HD cable (which connected to the mainboard of an laptop) to an USB cable.
I got what i need, the only problem is that i don't know how to wire them together.

On the left, which is the usb cable i have:
  • Grey
  • White
  • Green
  • Black
  • Red
On the right:
The thick ones
  • Light blue
  • White
The thin ones
  • Red
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Orange

Hope there is a way to wire them.
Thanks.

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Old 05-14-16, 11:07 AM
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You could connect them together only if the data stream was the same between both units.
It sounds like you want to connect an old hard drive directly to a USB port. I don't think that will work.
 
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Old 05-14-16, 11:32 AM
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If you have a proper adapter to USB it will work. So i can't just wire them just to test if it works?
Or i need to buy the adapter, which i'm sure it will work.
 
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Old 05-16-16, 06:10 AM
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Are you sure that the adapter does not contain needed data conversion electronics as opposed to just passing through conductive paths?

Think: You may not simply connect a 240 volt feed to a 120 volt load; you need a box (the appropriate transformer) in between.
 

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