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Tranferring my old Seagate hardrive files to a new computer?


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#1 nwarde

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 06:42 AM

I'd like to transfer the old Seagate harddirve to a new computer. Its a Compaq laptop harddrive.

 

Not sure what to buy. I've attached pics of the said harddrive.



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 09:04 AM

What files are you talking about?

 

You cannot transfer Windows files...you cannot transfer programs, they must be reinstalled...you cannot transfer the Windows installation from one system to another.  Data files (documents, graphics, music, etc.) can be transferred easily...by simply connecting the old hard drive to the new system as a secondary drive, assuming that you have room and proper connections in the new system case for connecting the old drive.

 

More info about the new system and the old drive...would be useful in providing an answer.

 

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 03:04 PM

Oh I mean I want to transfer stuff like mp3s, pics and Notepad files. The old Compaq laptop's screen is completely gone. I threw the mouse at it :(

 

New laptop is a Toshiba Satelite C50-B-14D- model.

 

Old hard drive is a Seagate. I notice it has a 4 pins for data and 4 pins for power. There's also 2 pins in the middle of the hard drive.



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 03:37 PM

ok I've attached the old Seagate hard drive pics.

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 01:35 PM

I have used and recommend an external drive enclosure.  About $20. and will interface with IDE, SATA, and PATA drives.  A seperate power supply and USB interface allows the drive to be powered and interfaced.  This lets you move those files to any machine with a USB port. 



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Posted 14 October 2014 - 01:42 PM

That's a SATA hard drive, I don't know what those pins on the right side are but you don't use those to connect it.

 

Specs

 

You can transfer data files by any number of methods...DVD, flash drive, and so on.  The method should depend on the number of files, since a small amount can easily be transferred via DVD and small flash drives.  Obviously, a large flash drive can transfer more. 

 

I have a 120GB flash drive and I can easily move data files from one system to another.

 

There are other types of tranfer devices, such as This .

 

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 01:44 PM

Ok....so this one will work? I emailed the guy a week ago but he never replied.

 

Allcam USB External Hard Drive Enclosures for 3.5" & 2.5" SATA & IDE/ATA HDD

 

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281453889407?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 



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Posted 14 October 2014 - 01:46 PM

I will check those links out, hamluis.

 

I'm from the UK by the way, I will have to check out Amazon.co.uk

 

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 06:01 PM

I certainly have more confidence in products procured via Amazon...than I do for same via eBay...but that's just my bias against eBay :).

 

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