Use some desktop to plug it into?
We also never work on the last drive. We clone it and work on the clone. Only those new to data recovery work with the last drive without making a copy first. If the drive is unstable we clone that to another master then clone that to work on the clones.
Some new to this field try to work on the cheap. Losing data and recovery is costly. Backup is cheap.
hey, new to the forum so if there is an existing thread ill be happy to repost, but my problem is that i have a friend with an old laptop hard drive that has alot of things on it that we need. im using an ez dock that works beautifully on some other hard drives. but this drive has some serious issues and will not show up on any recovery program ive used "test disk" as well as not showing up on disk management. its a 320gb WD harddrive.. so any suggestions or help would be much appreciated.. if ive forgot anything lemme know!