Hi to all
I had a Dell XPS 1645 with a 500GB Seagate Momentus 7200.4 installed. The laptop was in full home network with file sharing etc all operating so the laptop Seagate HDD should still have all the information I require. It was getting a little tired but still worked fine. I was given a Samsung 512GB 840 Pro as a gift. I swapped it into the laptop as I had no other use for it, at the time, and it made a huge difference. Data transfer went smoothly, all was well. A few months later an unrelated event in a GPU collapse occurred, stuffed the laptop.. Wasn't worth the full repair costs. Before dumping the laptop I removed the SSD.
In the meantime I did a complete (serious) rebuild of my custom desktop and installed a Samsung 830 x 128 GB as os with a Samsung 1 TB as storage drive.
The laptop had been a Windows 7 Pro and the PC A windows 7 Home. I had legitimate codes for both so, as a stopgap, temporary measure, I put the 512GB 840 Pro with Pro O/S installed in the PC. All went well with another Samsung 1 TB as the secondary drive (not in RAID). Then the 830 SSD collapsed, just out of warrant by a few days.
. I did a complete reinstall back to Windows 7 Home Premium on the 512 x 840 SSD as main and re-installed the 1 TB as storage. I have no idea how or why but during the process of the complete re-install the data from the 1 TB drive was completely wiped. I remember happier experiences!
So now I'm stuck with my 840 Pro with O/S and some data but the bulk of my important files were wiped. I have the 1TB installed but not connected. What I need to do is to connect the original 500 Seagate that was installed originally in the laptop and extract the files I need from it and move them into one of the drives in the main PC. I do not want to setup the Seagate in the PC as it has the Win Professional O/S still installed and it will conflict with the win 7 Home Premium already install as the O/S. My best option, as I see it, is to extract all the files to the 1 TB storage drive and reset that as storage.
Odd set of events but sometimes bleep happens.