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Hard Drive Data

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gwrman, Apr 26, 2004.

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  1. gwrman

    gwrman Thread Starter

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    I was wanting to ask if anyone knew of a way that I could transfer data from my old laptop, an IBM Thinkpad to a desktop PC hard drive. The laptop is incapable of being powered up as the motherboard is defunct but the hard drive itself is still ok. So what would I need in order to connect the two up and what software if any would I need to use. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
     
  2. RandyG

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    You will need a Laptop Hard Drive Converter kit which will enable the 2.5" laptop to fit the PCs 3.5" bay. It all comes with cable conversions.

    Do a search for them, and you will find loads of places you can buy them. They run about $10, from what I have found
     
  3. gwrman

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    Right, now ive found an IDE connector cable to go from a 2.5" drive to a 3.5" which I hope will do the job. Having looked inside my pc though the IDE Cable which connects my current hard drive to the motrherboard has an adaptor on the IDE cable in order to connect another IDE cable to it. But will that supply the power needed for the IBM Drive that I am connecting to it ? The IBM laptop drive I am connecting to it only has one connector coming out of it so presum bably the power is supplied through the IDE cable that I will be connecting to it ? Can anyone shed any light on that bit for me please ?
     
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