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Solved: Question about Laptop hard drive to desktop adapter.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pench, Aug 9, 2007.

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  1. pench

    pench Thread Starter

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    (I asked this in a solved thread by mistake, sorry)

    Sorry to ask a stupid question but I have a problem similar to this:

    http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/591544-solved-problems-backing-up-laptops-2.html

    my laptop wont boot at all even though its getting power, so tech support told me its a hardware problem and i have to send it for repair.

    What I want to know is do these Hard Drive adapters make it asif your laptop HD is an external memory device....like a memory stick? Does this mean I'll be able to retrive my files as it seems like i'll end up with it at factory settings after repair? Or is it really complicated?

    Any help is much appreciated.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    It just makes it easy to connect your small drive to the large connector inside the desktop. It will appear as a normal, internal drive that you can just copy from.
     
  3. Striker840

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    It all depends on which type you buy. Some use a usb to connect to another pc after you install your laptop hdd, others you have to physically attach them to the pc inside as a slave drive. Once you figure out which type is best for you, you will be able to copy any or all files you need.
     
  4. pench

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    Thanks guys, thats all I needed to know. :D
     
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