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Recovering files from an old HD

Post by S7 Wiggles1778 on Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:20 pm

so i have this really old comp that won't load up anymore... but i have some old pics and stuff saved on it and it would be great to get them... i did some reading and that only made me confused... long story short... what i was wondering about (based on my reading)... if i can get the hard drive out and what not...

i can buy an external HD casing and plug it into my current comp via USB?

help? lol

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Re: Recovering files from an old HD

Post by S7 Wiggles1778 on Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:23 pm

and note... this thing is OLD...

IBM Deskstar
61.4 GB from May 2002
Model IC35L060AVV07-0

if that helps

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Post by S7 Glock on Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:22 pm

So it's an IDE/EIDE hard disk?
There are a few solutions...
What is your current computer (laptop or desktop)?
If you have a desktop PC, you can easily pur your old HD as a slave into your new system and access the files... as long as the HD isn't dead.

If you would rather go with the external enclosure route... a few things you need to remember.
the IBM DeskStar is an ATA/IDE 3.5 inch drive.
You can google '3.5 inch USB HDD enclosure ATA/IDE'
and will come up with a number of hits.. most are $25-$40.

Just read the reviews and order the one you want .

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Post by Atrum on Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:59 pm

Do you want to use the old HD? Or just get files?
Easiest way to get files:
Open old PC
-Remove HD

-Open new PC
-Plug cable from power supply into HD
-Plug cable from HD to mobo (depending on how old it's probably just a narrow L shaped one)

-Boot PC and drag and drop files.

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Post by S7 Wiggles1778 on Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:00 pm

S7 Glock wrote:If you have a desktop PC, you can easily pur your old HD as a slave into your new system and access the files... as long as the HD isn't dead.

i did read about this... it seemed over my head....

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Post by Atrum on Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:24 pm

Wiggles, that's exactly what I posted. "Slave" just means it's not the main HD.

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Re: Recovering files from an old HD

Post by S7 K1ll3rKlown on Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:43 pm

S7 Wiggles78 wrote:
S7 Glock wrote:If you have a desktop PC, you can easily pur your old HD as a slave into your new system and access the files... as long as the HD isn't dead.

i did read about this... it seemed over my head....
You have to know when to say when....to take it to someone else:
http://www.geeksquad.com/

I had a guy ask me once, teach me Unix real quick so I can access my file, zip it, and send it in email. Not quite something that can be taught instantly if the person has no experience with it.

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