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Can I access the Hard Drive in my old Thinkpad?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Journo, Nov 6, 2006.

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  1. Journo

    Journo Thread Starter

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    Hi All,

    I have an old Thinkpad R31. The screen no longer works but I believe the hard drive is in working order. I've bought a new Thinkpad R52.

    Can I make the hard drive from my old Thinkpad an additional external drive to my new Thinkpad, so that I can access the old files? If so, how do I do it? Is there some external drive container I can buy and just plug in the old drive??

    Any advice on this would be very much appreciated as there are some vital old files on my old machine that I really need to recover.

    Many Thanks
     
  2. Wolfeymole

    Wolfeymole

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    That should not present a problem Journo have a look here.
    You can see it's powered by USB which was my main concern.
     
  3. Alex Ethridge

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    Try here. I suggest one made of aluminum as plastic holds in heat and aluminum dissipates it better.
     
  4. Journo

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    Many thanks Wolfeymole and Alex - that has solved my problem.
     
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