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Hard drive caddy or USB to SATA adapter

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#1 DaveTyper


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Posted 03 July 2011 - 01:46 PM

Hello, any information helpful here:

My graphics card (built into motherboard) has blown and I had to buy a new PC. I would like to transfer some of the files from the old PC (not all files, just some) onto my new PC and was told I needed a hard drive caddy. My new PC is an ACER and my old PC was an Acer L100 with a 3.5 hard drive. I was wondering, what would be better for accessing/opening and transferring files from the old PC onto the new PC. Either
A. Using a USB to SATA adapter shown here :


B. or using a hard drive caddy, shown here:


Or do I just need a USB cable to connect to both computers.

Thanks if anyone can help,

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 02:10 PM

The HDD caddy is just an adapter in a box. So you can use either one with the same results.

Another option would be to install the hard drive from the old computer in the new computer. All you'd need is a spare SATA cable.

Edited by Andrew, 03 July 2011 - 02:11 PM.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 07:22 PM

Either http://www.amazon.co.uk/IOMAX-SATA-Adapter-Power-Drive/dp/B001A5SK56/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1309717579&sr=1-1 or
http://www.amazon.co.uk/NEWlink-USB-Docking-Station-SATA/dp/B001FB6WPK/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1309738805&sr=1-3 or as mentioned above, attach the old hard drive to your current system and copy what you need.

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