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stevejohnson1985

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    transfer files directly from disconnected hard disk drive
    « on: December 02, 2008, 04:24:57 PM »
    Hi, I've recently bought a new laptop, and im trying to transfer the files from my old computer on to it. However, my old computer isn't working at all. Is there anyway that I can transfer the files to my laptop by only using the hard disk drive?

    any help would be much appreciated!

    steve

    Dusty



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    Re: transfer files directly from disconnected hard disk drive
    « Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 05:57:59 PM »
    Sure, provided that your old hard drive is in working order.  You can connect the old hard drive to your laptop via usb using an appropriate adapter.  See the attachment..  This adapter will accept PATA and SATA drives in various form factors.

    You may have to take ownership of files before copying, how this is done depends on the Operating System in use on your laptop, Google for info.

    Good luck


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    « Last Edit: December 02, 2008, 06:15:11 PM by Dusty »
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      Re: transfer files directly from disconnected hard disk drive
      « Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 06:01:58 PM »
      ...ok...assuming your old computer disk is fine...

      and is a regular disk(not a laptop disk), you could get one of those
      external enclosures to place it in and hook it to your laptop through USB....

      OR you could take it to a working system, hook it up as a slave disk, then copy
      the files to CD/DVD/external disk...

      you do have options as long as the disk is ok...good luck

      late again...lol

      his solution is cheaper than mine I think...

      stevejohnson1985

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        Re: transfer files directly from disconnected hard disk drive
        « Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 01:20:14 PM »
        brilliant, thanks very much for the quick reply. However, do you give me a bit more help on what to actually buy, i.e the names to search for on ebay. Ive found a few things that look similar to in the picture, but im not sure exactly what to buy...

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          Re: transfer files directly from disconnected hard disk drive
          « Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008, 02:03:38 PM »
          brilliant, thanks very much for the quick reply. However, do you give me a bit more help on what to actually buy, i.e the names to search for on ebay. Ive found a few things that look similar to in the picture, but im not sure exactly what to buy...

          there are others I'm sure but the following seems to be what he directed you toward:

          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812816014

          Good Luck

          stevejohnson1985

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            Re: transfer files directly from disconnected hard disk drive
            « Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 02:31:49 PM »
            cool that looks perfect, although do you know if there is a cable included that can power the harddrive?

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              Re: transfer files directly from disconnected hard disk drive
              « Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 03:45:39 PM »
              cool that looks perfect, although do you know if there is a cable included that can power the harddrive?


              click the little pictures..shows everything included...