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External Hard Drive

brawlzzz Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
i have taken out my hard drive from my broken computer and now want to recover the infomation inside it, how can i do this and what do i need to buy
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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Is it IDE or SATA?
Do you already own an external drive? (If SATA could maybe swap the drives while you recover the contents)

Drive cassies come in IDE, SATA or both.
#2
just plug into the new pc as a slave drive
#3
brawlzzz
it has a 4 pin connection thing il take a pic of it from my phone


That is called a molex connector, it would mean the drive is IDE.

http://www.evercase.co.uk/images/PSU/PSU/Acces.MolexSata.jpg
#4
That drive appears to be Sata, the 4 pin appears to be a floppy power connector as an alternative to Sata power. You could buy an IDE/Sata enclosure if you wanted, or just a Sata one. The 4pin plug you took a close-up picture of doesn't need hooking up, it is just an alternative for manufacturers to use if the power supply they are using doesn't have Sata power connectors.
#5
buy a sata caddy
#6
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/13703959/CiT-35M4S-3-5-SATA-External-USB-Hard-Drive-Enclosure-Black/Product.html#

Something like this would be fine, or the one you posted from Amazon.

Basically you want an 'enclosure, 3.5", sata, usb'
#7
brawlzzz
how much are they? and could you provide me a link please? thanks being fussy because this is the first time im doing it :D and repped for al your help

How did you manage to do that?

Please tell.

Or were you fibbing? http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/jumpingphil/Woot.gifhttp://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/jumpingphil/giggle1.gif
#8
dcx_badass
24 days ago, probably very easily.....

Blimey, how did that come up when I was just trawling through what has happened since earlier on this evening?

Perhaps another one for the bug fix thread.

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