external hard drive enclosures

Keith S

Hi, looking to buy an external hard drive enclosure for an external hard drive I have that when I turn the power on it, the motor starts up but the hard drive does not show up after about a minute on my computer's directories.
Think the ribbon cable (IDE connector) might be blown.
Anyway, is there a standard power connection for external drives, or should I be looking for a specific type.
I think the  current external hard drive has a 4 pin power connector on it.

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