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Hard drive data transfer

by 1stLadyO / November 3, 2004 10:28 AM PST

How do I transfer my data from my old hard drive that I removed before my laptop was stolen? The old hard drive does NOT fit my new laptop.

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Re: Hard drive data transfer
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2004 10:43 AM PST
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Re: Hard drive data transfer
by 1stLadyO / November 5, 2004 3:03 AM PST

I believe a DRIVE CASE is the solution. The details of my old laptop's hard drive are 30.00GB, ATA/IDE, 4200RPM, and the drive is an IBM Travelstar hard drive. My old hard drive is too large for my new laptop's hard drive slot. While I await an email response from your referral site, can you recommend a more suitable drive case?

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What's unsuitable about the drive case I noted?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2004 3:28 AM PST

I put an IBM laptop drive into such just last month. Maybe you still have the drive in it's IBM "sled"?

bob

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Re: What's unsuitable about the drive case I noted?
by 1stLadyO / November 5, 2004 6:56 AM PST

Thank you for your prompt response. Is the SLED the plastic casing that surrounds the hard drive? If so, how difficult is it to remove the sled with a non-magnetic tool?

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Re: What's unsuitable about the drive case I noted?
by 1stLadyO / November 5, 2004 7:20 AM PST

This is MESSAGE #2. Disregard the 1st reply to this message. I figured it out. I removed the SLED from the hard drive. Thank you for your superb help!

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Yes.. The SLED.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2004 10:09 AM PST

Sorry, but I've yet to find a good common name for those chunks of plastic and what else.

If you figured out that, my bet is you'll do fine on the next step!

Bob

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Re: Yes.. The SLED.
by 1stLadyO / November 15, 2004 12:29 PM PST
In reply to: Yes.. The SLED.

I received the 2.5 External Enclosure that you recommended from Computer Geeks. Based on our previous conversation, the hard drive should fit inside the enclosure. It does not fit! I have followed the directions. Yet, the drive rattles once I close the cover. What do I do now?
Thanks again!

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Re: Yes.. The SLED.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2004 9:18 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Yes.. The SLED.

If it rattles around in the enclosure, either I forgot a mounting screw or I use some PINK ANTISTATIC FOAM (not too much!) to shim it proper.

All the units I have used mounting screws.

Bob

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Re: Yes.. The SLED.
by 1stLadyO / November 17, 2004 9:34 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Yes.. The SLED.

Mounting screws came with the enclosure. How do I slide the hard drive into the case?

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Close enough guide at...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2004 11:01 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Yes.. The SLED.
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Re: Close enough guide at...
by 1stLadyO / November 17, 2004 11:37 AM PST

The site you sent me shows me that I was connecting the hard drive correctly. However, my hard drive has flat connector pins; I counted 22 in a row. There are not any loose prong-like pins that will allow me to slide my hard drive underneat the riser board. Now what do I do? Thank you again, Bob!

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It seems your drive still has part of the sled on it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2004 11:40 AM PST

I have a sled and that sounds like a part that still needs removing to get down to the bare drive.

Bob

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Re: It seems your drive still has part of the sled on it.
by 1stLadyO / November 17, 2004 11:58 AM PST

A metal covering labeled IBM Travelstar, with 6 tiny Philips screws is attached to a black board. Could this be part of the sled, also? Thanks again!

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