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How to connect a laptop hard drive to another laptop?

by joecreighton / October 14, 2012 4:37 AM PDT

Hello, last year my laptop packed up so the repair guy took out the hard drive and put in a new one.

He took off most things I wanted from the old hard drive and set it up on my new one but there are still bits and pieces I need off there but I have no clue how to.

I don't know anything about the hard drive in question other than it is Hitachi, so in the link I have taken some pictures of it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/85197402@N03/8087199540/in/photostream

Any help greatly appreciated;

Cheers!

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Re: connection hard disk
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 14, 2012 4:47 AM PDT

Buy either a USB2 or USB3 enclosure or a USB to SATA/IDE cable to connect the disk to a USB-port as an external.

Quite easy if you have some basic knowledge of hardware.

Kees

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Why not turn that into an external USB drive?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2012 4:50 AM PDT
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