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Laptop Harddrive => Computer?


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#1 Dave 'The Rave'

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 01:44 PM

Alright first a bit of a back story.

I received a refurbished laptop that I used for alot of school work, and it started to have issues with it's power supply. After a few technical analyses, the problem couldn't be solved, and eventually it got to the point where my laptop is now a big paperweight.

My biggest concern with it is the contents of my Hard Drive, is there any way I can connect this to my desktop computer so I can retrieve the files from it?


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Posted 20 July 2007 - 01:49 PM

Depending on your hardware involved, you can most likely get a cable adapter that will successfully hook up your laptop hard drive to the desktop motherboard.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 02:01 PM

A colleague mentioned an external USB Chassis that could be used.
Is this possible?

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 05:15 PM

Here is a practical, and cheap, solution. External 2.5" hard drive cases
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Posted 21 July 2007 - 05:10 PM

I just read this post. Do you mean that you can take an old hard drive, put it in the case and use it as an external drive?

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 05:23 PM

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 10:04 PM

If you look at that site you will find adapters that will allow you to install it inside of the computer also.

Notebook Hard Drive to Desktop Adapter (2.5" to 3.5")
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