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Hardrive Recovery

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Jr1982, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Jr1982

    Jr1982 Member

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    This is the situation. I had a notebook that could not be fixed but I still have the internal Hitachi HD that I need to recover photos and documents from. (1.) Is there any way to connect it to another notebook and retrieve the information? (2.) If so, what exactly will I need to do so whether it be software, cables/connecters etc.?
     
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    Auslander Senior member

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    The easiest thing to do would be to buy an external enclosure that the drive would fit in, and then transfer what data you need via USB.
     
  3. Jr1982

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    Will I need to download any drivers for it or will it automatically read the HD once connected?
     
  4. Auslander

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    If you buy the proper enclosure for the type of drive, it should read just fine. Windows has native drivers for external hard drives, I believe, it just needs to load them the first time you plug in.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    moved to correct forum as not a feedback & suggestions issue. will have to use an external 2.5" drive enclosure as very few laptops can have 2 hard drives in them. i use my 40gig 2.5" drive as an external & can be used on any system including macs.
     
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    "Thanks" to the both of you for your help. I'll give it a try and see what happens.
     

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