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  1. cv50

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    PC crapped out, but HDD is still ok. If I put this drive into external USB enclosure, will I be able access it from another PC?
     
  2. gberger

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    Yes if the hard drive was not affected. You will be able to access your data, but not run programs.
     
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    Maybe. You won't know until you try. My suggestion is that if you have access to another computer, see if you can connect the drive to it as an internal drive before you buy an enclosure or adapter that may not work. You don't have to actually install the drive; just open the case and connect it to the power supply and MOBO. Make sure it is sitting on a non-conductive surface like an antistatic bag or ESD foam. USB drive adapters and external enclosures are really useful, but you don't have to buy either of them just to test a drive.
     
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    If I try & connect internal to another comp, will the there be a conflict with the MOBO because it is different?
     
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    when u connect it to another computer it will NOT be the boot drive,it will show when windows loads then u can drag your files off
     
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