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besides if this is a storage\backup drive what do you need greater speed for? depending on operating system till windows XP it had documents & settings folder in c drive where as from windows 7 to latest it has users folder in c drive. Older computers contain PATA, or IDE hard drives, and newer ones contain SATA hard drives. aatje92Apr 8, 2014, 5:24 PM It isn't that hard. have a peek at these guys

I have a few Sata 2.5 HDD's lying around which I plan on using, this is my first time doing so and would appreciate some help. :) I'm going to buy Im really tired right now can someone else recommend a site that ships to Aus... :haha: Jun 14, 2006 #2 korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716 Thank you for They are quite cheap and you can use it also with an existing hard disk as an external storage device. Motherboards, power supplies, microprocessors and memory can fail in the blink of an eye, but hard drives usually become flaky, make strange sounds or exhibit other errors before they die. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/building-a-external-hard-drive-would-appreciate-help.52160/

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However you may need a carrying/fixing bracket for the drive. The external drive has it's own power supply. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Which Enclosure do I need?

In the following picture my external enclosure requires I connect the SATA cables to the drive manually. I need to get the data off for a friend. If not, then you can simply buy an external case, and a hard drive and put them together..., make sure to check wheater the case will work with your hardrive. Convert Internal Hard Drive To External Without Enclosure If you do plan on using it then don't put any data on it you can't afford to lose.

Then i removed my hard drive from the laptop, it was Seagate 1tb SSHD. Convert Internal Hard Disk To External Usb Make sure you pick the proper internal interface—IDE/ATA or SATA, based on the type of drive you are using. Once the drive is turned on, Windows will automatically detect the drive and install it. See my post here.

So can I remove the 2.5 inch drive and recover data with an enclosure? External Usb Hard Drive Enclosure It show up in cmd as online but 0b as the size. In short - for it to be diagnosed you need to take it to a technician with an appropriate set of equipment setup to allow the drive to be diagnosed and Press ALT or CTRL+B to get access to the menu bar.tt2 Mar 11, 2013 2:07 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by mac21958, mac21958 Mar 11, 2013 3:20

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rest times it just doesnt load up, the laptop starts getting stuck. http://www.tested.com/tech/pcs/5479-how-to-take-apart-and-recover-faulty-external-hard-drive/ If you only have the media you can create a new library at X:\iTunes (where X is the letter of the external), put the media inside X:\iTunes\iTunes Media and then import Diy External Hard Drive Enclosure Mar 11, 2013 3:20 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by turingtest2, turingtest2 Mar 11, 2013 3:31 PM in response to mac21958 Level 10 (93,907 points) Windows Software Homemade External Hard Drive Back to top #4 JohnC_21 JohnC_21 Members 16,206 posts OFFLINE Local time:03:10 PM Posted 22 December 2016 - 05:44 PM Well I believe Elements is a WD drive.

I had already backed up recently, but I had also created new content which I didn't want to loose either. http://windowsrefund.org/hard-drive/clone-image-to-external-hard-drive.php So I thought of the next option; putting the hard disk in an external hard disk enclosure, connect it to a working computer and copy over my data and so this reply quote 3 months agoMark S Hi Haruka - This is the best I can offer you: Sabrent EC-UEIS7 USB 2.0 and eSATA to IDE or SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure However I believe in order to use external sata drives you must have a ESATA port in your computer. Convert Internal Sata Hard Drive To External Usb

I was very lucky this time, but that sort of luck is a fluke and not something that I should rely on. I was just wondering would be easier to put media content on my laptop. There are alternatives such as a drop-in box, where the drive just pushes into the hole in the top - but that does leave the drive electronics etc. check my blog after the first time it happened, why didn't you setup a raid array so that you have a mirrored backup?

Not recognising the drive usually means the electronics, or the connection is bad, or if you are lucky - the BIOS has been set to ignore the interface, and just needs Diy Sata To Usb Cable reply quote 4 months agoDon Jenkins Hello Sir,I have a Toshiba  Sata HD from a HP 110-243w Desktop  running Windows 10 that the MB died. Thank You.  :-) reply quote 9 months agoGeoffrey N.

Basically, when i connect the drive with usb adapter or enclosure, all my partitions are shown on file explorer when i open FE.

External hard drive problem, will appreciate advice? Steiner on Fujifilm Officially Unveils GFX Medium Format System Kevin on A Guide to Rugged and Waterproof Point-and-Shoot Cameras gbrock113 on Live Sound 101: Sound System Design and Setup for a I would be so appreciated for any help you can offer on this build.Andre aatje92Apr 8, 2014, 4:43 PM It's probably cheaper to build your own but it's alot more work Diy External Hard Drive Case I do not see anything that says save..

The drive is a friend's. You can probably get far more detail using Google search key such as "reusing hard drives under windows " and add in your windows version at the end. For this we should regularly implement backup strategies to protect our data. news Please send an e-mail to [email protected] and include the operating system that you are running, as well as make/model of the computer that you removed the drive from.

Thanks in advance! And also another problem is the length of the tracks are not showing on serato either. Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy

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then i thought maybe enclosure fault so i tried a usb adapter and again connected it to the laptop, again same thing happens. For now your old drive will have to be used for storage. Because consumer drives cannot tolerate that environment. Thank you for joining the B&H email list!

This would really depend on the type of converter you have.  If your converter also supports USB power, then your 2.5 HDD drive would be powered by the computer.  If you Or use a USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE Adapter. But - the question is - before opening the PC, can you access the data on the partition(s) If so, then you can probably use the drive in another PC and I no longer have the old computer.

PATA SATA Next, you have to determine what kind of drive you have because you need an enclosure that’s compatible with your drive. Reply Amedeo Bianchi February 1, 2016 at 7:28 am # Does this work for laptop hard drives? In that case i can suggest a build for you Thanks for responding and I apologize for not coming back sooner, Yes it dose look like I need a NAS, but Reply Bilb November 29, 2016 at 7:53 pm # Hello James, Have a laptop which will not boot, (Windows 8 was installed) have taken hdd out in order to place in

If you plan on building your own computers or doing these type of repairs often…get yourself a decent set of tools in a computer repair kit.

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