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can a unknown hard drive damage a computer?

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#1 fvpirrone


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 11:29 AM



i have a dell computer


i have a hard drive from whatever


can a unknown, foreign hard drive dame the computer.....motherboard, cd, dvd player, memory sticks, etc?


(i'm not sure of the terminology

unknown, foreign, etc?

it was a computer my friend put together


i want to retrieve my documents, my pictures, family stuff, etc)


the antwec 1 is cool

installation of it will be next question, lol



t6hanks, guys


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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 12:25 PM

Technically, yes.  But, since you know about this drive and have data on it, most likely not.  If it is a SATA drive you should be able to attach it to the Dell and pull your data, you may need to take ownership of the drive.


You can also use a USB to SATA adapter.

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