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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sunnyeagle, Jan 16, 2007.

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  1. sunnyeagle

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    I have fixed a lot of computers, but I have never tried to save data off a hard drive.

    How would you do that with the SATA drives? I know with IDE drives you could make them slaves drives.

    Do you have any problems with old OS being on it? Can you just take it out of the other computer and drag and drop?

    Most of the ones who don't know how to back up, just want their picture and programs saved.

    Do you have to use Ghost to save the data?
     
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  3. sunnyeagle

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    I have two computers. One has SATA and the other older one is IDE. I thought it would be just as easy to drop them into the computer and grab what is needed. Then put them back into the original computer and do clean install. I have a portable (usb) drive to copy and install from.
    Most of the time they forget to back stuff up and the OS crashes or hardware problems.
    I have never tried to grab stuff off the drives and just wonder how it was done.
     
  4. Rich-M

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    Just copy and paste whatever you like from one drive to the usb drive, and put it on another drive the same way. Just realize that you can only copy files and data.
     
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