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HELP! I need a cable adapter for old HD's to XP

by JTGuthrie / December 14, 2004 2:04 AM PST

I was checking out Giganews and someone posted that he'd found an old harddrive that he had hooked up to his computer, (XP desktop), using a cable adapter - it would show up on his computer as a removable drive; and that they could be found in computer- carrying stores. I've looked, but can't find it. I have some info on my old computer that crashed (BIOS prob's), and would like to retrieve my stuff on the old HD.

Can anybody help - either explain how to, or which store I might go to??? Pretty please???

J.T. Guthrie
Vancouver, WA

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Re: HELP! I need a cable adapter for old HD's to XP
by Yew / December 14, 2004 2:06 AM PST

Sounds like an external enclosure. Hardly anything new, as they can be picked up for $20-50 at most hardware dealers like NewEgg.

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Re: HELP! I need a cable adapter for old HD's to XP
by JTGuthrie / December 14, 2004 3:16 AM PST

I want to thank you very much for your advice - I live in Washington state; I'm not aware of "New Egg" - can I get something like that at Office Max, Circuit City, Staples or Fry's electronics?

Again, thanks so much for your assistance!

Jim Guthrie

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Newegg is
by Ray Harinec / December 14, 2004 8:37 AM PST

http://www, Many other places on line to buy from. Also all of the places ypou named sell over tthe internet, so you can check via the web if they have they and then by zip code find out if your local store has them.

Also computergeeks, cyberguys, et al [all www. .com]

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