I have a 2.5" hard drive that I pulled out of my old dead laptop and I would like to throw it into the computer I'm building, but the plug going from the hard drive to the motherboard is much too short for a tower. I've looked around, and I believe the connection type is called ide. The hard drive has 41 pins for a plug in. The plug in for the laptop was a ribbon, albeit a small one. My question is twofold: When I look for a plug, am I looking for an ide to ide, or do current motherboards need an ide to something else? Second, does it have to be a ribbon, or will a wire work?