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Converting 2.5" SATA HD into a external hard drive
« on: November 03, 2011, 05:50:46 PM »
Hello.  I broke my Acer laptop screen, but salvaged the 2.5" SATA 320 GB Hard drive.  I wanted to salvage my files from the laptop HD, and also continue using it as an external hard drive.  I bought a case from amazon.com, with hopes that this would do the trick.  My computer recognizes the drive, sometimes.  However, I can't read any files.  I use Windows 7 Home Premium and have an eMachine.  Additional info available if needed.

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Re: Converting 2.5" SATA HD into a external hard drive
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2011, 06:16:09 PM »
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Re: Converting 2.5" SATA HD into a external hard drive
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2011, 06:40:23 PM »
The OP needs to read this over.
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000649.htm

Whee this is documented is unknown.  A laptop drive when placed on a USB eternal adapter may not be readable by Windows. The fault is with the USB adapter. I have been able to reproduce this problem, but I don;t really know why it happens.

The remedy is to use an IDE 2.5 to 3.5 adapter.
http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SY-IDE2CF-NB25-Compact-Adapter-2-5-Inch/dp/B001B19HGA

Resides Amazon, similar adapters are offered by other bonders.
BTW: Be very sure tithe connection is correct before you apply power.