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Link a Hard Drive To A Laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BML, Apr 25, 2004.

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  1. BML

    BML Thread Starter

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    I am asking this question for a friend of mine. His desktop computer crashed (bad motherboard) and he has a laptop, but there is some stuff on his desktop's hard drive that he would like access to in the meantime so i said there is probably a way to take the h/d and hook it up to the laptop as an external drive or something..... is that even possible?
     
  2. Deathblow

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    If he took the Desktop drive and mounted it in a external HD case, then ya, he could use it. I don't know of an easy way to do it without the external drive case.
     
  3. ceri sheeran

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  4. Deathblow

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    Neat, ya, that would do the trick :)
     
  5. BML

    BML Thread Starter

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    Yeah, i never thought of that!
     
  6. deHakkelaar

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    Nice 1 & price too.
     
  7. ceri sheeran

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    Glad to help

    Such a useful device I brought a spare when it was 30% cheaper than it now is in the UK.

    People Who tried the thing have used the adapter on things as fast as DVD writers without any problems.

    I didn't expect it to work on my tape drive as this does not have a drive letter. I was hoping it would, as I would then have taken the TBU out and fitted a front mounted USB port bay unit.

    Ceri
     
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