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#1 sweets

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 06:07 AM

I'd like to see what's on this HDD. Is there any way to safely add it to my existing system?
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 01:32 AM

safest way is by using a external sata hdd case

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:08 AM

I've got one THESE that comes in real handy.. :blink:
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:38 AM

if this is a notebook hard drive and/or you're just trying to see what's on it (ie, not using it permanently and forever keeping it), connect the power and data to the inside of your pc. If you don't have spares, you can get the cables off newegg or any hardware store for cheap - check your PSU for sata power connectors. If you don't have any, get a molex (4-pin) to sata converter.

you can mount the drive on anything and in any direction as long as you don't move it while it's on. put it on the bottom of your case, get the data off of it and turn the computer off and disconnect.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 04:12 AM

what i did was to take out my original hd and replace it with this one, it loaded windows xp and desktop but my mouse would not move, my system had space for another hd but only one extra connector, only one smaller of the two blue wire connectors, not wanting to damage my sytem i thought it best to remove it and go back to my original hd

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 05:49 AM

what i did was to take out my original hd and replace it with this one, it loaded windows xp and desktop but my mouse would not move, my system had space for another hd but only one extra connector, only one smaller of the two blue wire connectors, not wanting to damage my sytem i thought it best to remove it and go back to my original hd

oh ,i thought you said you wanted to Safely add it, to see what was one it ,once you open the case safty goes out the window!

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