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Need guidance on connecting PC harddisk to laptop

by keviv2484 / May 24, 2015 4:15 AM PDT

Hi everyone,I have an old hard disk which is taken from my personal computer.I want to connect that hard disk to my laptop.The hard disk is having only ribbon cable slots for connection with which i am not able to connect to my lap.So is there any device by specific name by which i can connect my hard disk to LAP?If please tell me the name so that i can purchase..Thank u...

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Let's hear more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 4:20 AM PDT

Supply the make and model of the old HDD and I'll look it up.

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get external usb case
by renegade600 / May 24, 2015 4:23 AM PDT

there are several ways of going about it. depends on how often you are going to use the drive. if just transferring files you can use ide to usb connection. if you plan on using the drive for extra storage, you can get an external case.

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should have noted
by renegade600 / May 24, 2015 4:25 AM PDT
In reply to: get external usb case

i am guessing you have an ide drive. if the cable is wide then ide, if skinny then most likely sata.

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My question is why and how.
by Oldartq / May 24, 2015 6:09 AM PDT

Why do you want to add the harddrive, for data recovery or just additional storage. How do you want to mount it, internal or external. My feeling is if it's not for data recovery...I would just forget it. Harddrive are dirt cheap nowaday. And it doesn't sound like you have a case yet...and you might have problem finding one.

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no problem at all
by renegade600 / May 24, 2015 6:15 AM PDT

if a case is wanted, there would be absolutely no problems finding one.

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Usb to ide converter
by AlexBoguslavski / May 27, 2015 9:09 PM PDT

If it IDE hard drive than it can be connected by usb converter, hadrdrive will be connnected like regular usb drive.

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