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    Hard Drive Help Please

    Hi, i have this hard drive (pictured below), whih came out of my dell laptop could anyone tell me whether this:

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    would work to transfer all of my data. It just says sata on the hard drive not sure what type?

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    Original Poster

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    Yes it will work you will need to take the adapter out first though.

    Original Poster

    danmc

    Yes it will work you will need to take the adapter out first though.



    Thanks

    I originally brought one of the sata usb cable connection things but it didnt recognize that and started to burn! So think this will be easier.

    Any idea if there any better products/prices?

    What is the model number of the disk? (the pic is a bit too fuzzy for me to read it).
    A Serial ATA (SATA) disk usually has the SATA logo on it which is the letters ATA with a big S across them ... yours looks more like the parallel ATA logo ... i.e. ATA without the big S across it.
    Tell us the full model number from the disk and then we can be sure.

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    Old Bear

    What is the model number of the disk? (the pic is a bit too fuzzy for me … What is the model number of the disk? (the pic is a bit too fuzzy for me to read it).A Serial ATA (SATA) disk usually has the SATA logo on it which is the letters ATA with a big S across them ... yours looks more like the parallel ATA logo ... i.e. ATA without the big S across it.Tell us the full model number from the disk and then we can be sure.



    its model number is: HM160HI ?
    yes i cant see ata with an s through them just the ata with serial on top.

    Yes, the HM160HI is a Serial ATA disk, so that adaptor will work OK - so long as you remove the disk from its current connector adaptor - you may well have to remove the mounting frame that it is in too (the black screws on the sides) in order for it to fit in the slot on the Cit DK02.

    Original Poster

    Old Bear

    Yes, the HM160HI is a Serial ATA disk, so that adaptor will work OK - so … Yes, the HM160HI is a Serial ATA disk, so that adaptor will work OK - so long as you remove the disk from its current connector adaptor - you may well have to remove the mounting frame that it is in too (the black screws on the sides) in order for it to fit in the slot on the Cit DK02.



    cool thanks, would this one be any better Link ie. not have to remove anyhting or would i need to do that on anyone i get? Thanks

    The Newlink one looks to have a similar slot that helps to line up the disk with the connectors. I'd guess all of these docking stations use the same idea. So I think you will need to remove the disk from the frame/cradle that it is in. It should be very straight forward - undo the black screws on the side. Look at the end opposite to the connectors - are there any screws there? disk should lift free of the metal frame/cradle that it is in. Remove the connector/adaptor to reveal the standard SATA connectors. Keep all of the bits as you would need them to put a disk back in your laptop.

    Original Poster

    i received the dock today, windows recognises the dock but not the hardrive? i have removed the adapter and the enclosure on the hardrive and it sits in the dock nicely but i cant access it. it just seems to be getting very hot. any ideas? is the hardrive knackered?
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