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Type of USB Plug For Harddrive Restore


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#1 phntm

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:58 PM

I need to restore files from my hard drive, onto another computer, and I am wondering which type of USB plug I would use for this? Like what plug do I plug into my harddrive that connects to the computer I'll be using to restore my files. I'm fixing to use filescavenger (just to give you an idea of the type of restore I will be undergoing).



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:07 PM

Hi phntm

 

What type of computer (desktop/laptop) do you intend to transfer your files? I presume its a laptop since you've mentioned of USB. Did you recover files from a bad hard drive using the scavenger software?


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:09 PM

Thanks for replying. Yeah it's a laptop I will be using. I have not tried to recover yet still need to buy the adaptor thing. Just don't/didn't want to buy the wrong one.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:57 PM

Is the source hard drive as SATA or IDE from a laptop or desktop? For laptops, they are usually called enclosures for 2.5/3.5 http://www.newegg.com/External-Enclosures/SubCategory/ID-92 The universal types are this http://intrl.startech.com/HDD/Adapters/USB-20-to-IDE-or-SATA-Adapter-Cable~USB2SATAIDE


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#5 phntm

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:49 AM

It's a SATA, would the Apricorn's DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter work?

 



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:49 AM

Scrolled down the page from your link and found the Sanoxy USB 2.0 HDD enclosure which looks much cheaper here. This is what I've been using for 2.5" laptop SATA hard drives.


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#7 phntm

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:42 PM

It's alright, thanks, cheaper is better but I am going to get the apricorn only because I have to hurry up and do this fast, if it doesn't work I'll return it and get the one you suggested.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

Ok, let us know how it turns out. :thumbup2:


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:30 AM

Thanks I will, I appreciate your help, have a good weekend.






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