Posted 01 July 2007 - 08:08 AM
OK, here's the thing: I have a hard drive with WinXP on it. All my programs, etc, are on it. But, since my motherboard died on me, the drive is currently useless. My job requires me to have a computer, so I got a replacement for now (laptop). Now, my friend tells me that the hard drive from my old computer (which he built in Dec. 2004), has a different connectivity than today's computers (serial? vs whatever mine is). Question(s): is there any way to run this hard drive from a USB enclosure setup? Is it even practical? Powerful enough to run right/fast? Or, can I get my OS and files, programs, etc, transferred from this drive to a new drive within a newer system? And can I expect the new drive to work like I've known my older one to? Thanks for any advice in advance. Oh, yeah. If there is no feasible way to utilize this drive as I'd like, I assume I could (if it's likely) get a USB enclosure and use it as a 120 Gig storage? Thanks again, ARPhot.