I have a hard drive from my old laptop that I'd like to get a program off of. This is the drive:
... it says "ATA 100"... so, not "SATA"?, and yes I've googled but still not clear on the difference.
I do not want to take the computer apart to change the drive... just looking for an enclosure or equivalent docking thingy with a USB cable; I understand I can just plug the drive into it, and will be able to see and copy the files on it...? If it says "SATA" will my drive work in it?
(And I am assuming I can copy the program files onto the laptop the way I did once when I had to replace all the accessories -- just copied the folders from another computer.)
So what should I get... what should I be looking for in the description to indicate it will fit and work?
This sort of thing?
Or this... it's less than $10???
These things seem awfully cheap compared to the $60 "docking station" the guy at the electronics store suggested. It's OK if it doesn't last forever -- just want to get stuff off the drive, and not wreck anything on my current laptop.