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Need hard drive transfer cables for internal drive

by IceTrailer / July 1, 2013 2:22 AM PDT

My laptop recently died(won't turn on) and I'm trying to relocate files from my old hard drive to a new computer. What kind of transfer cables would I need to buy to transfer the data. The hard drive is a 250 GB Seagate Serial ATA Disc Drive. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Not cables
by Jimmy Greystone / July 1, 2013 2:24 AM PDT

Not cables, you need either what's called an external enclosure or a drive dock. Specifically one that will handle 2.5" SATA (sometimes called mSATA) drives.

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Seems a bit expensive
by IceTrailer / July 1, 2013 5:27 AM PDT
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So there isn't any SATA to USB cables that I could use to transfer data? I've extracted the hard drive and rather not spend much to get the data

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Seems cheap compared to recovery services.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2013 5:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Seems a bit expensive
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