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Internal HD make into an external to read

by skidooRider01 / December 23, 2012 2:37 AM PST
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Just buy a hard drive enclosure
by wpgwpg / December 23, 2012 2:41 AM PST

They cost around $25 and you can buy them in most stores that sell computers. Be sure to get the right size (2.5" or 3.5" and type (IDE or SATA). Put the drive in the enclosure and plug it into a USB slot. Windows will recognize it and assign it a drive letter where you can access it with Computer (aka Windows Explorer).

Good luck.

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Another option....just install it (the old HDD) in the
by VAPCMD / December 23, 2012 3:22 AM PST

new PC temporarily or permanently .... you could always use it for backup in the new system. All you should need is another SATA cable.

VAPCMD

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