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Travelling with hard drive to the west coast

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tdbanks04, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Tdbanks04

    Tdbanks04 Thread Starter

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    hey i have his old pc that barely runs , can i just remove the hard drive and get the adapter and view my files on my laptop? Also im in the mid west and heading to the west coast. Is it safe to take it with me or is there a risk of it being damaged? Thanks so much.
     
  2. britekguy

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    You do not specify whether the old PC is a desktop or laptop.

    If it is also a laptop, the drive from it should be able to be powered using the USB transfer cable suited to it alone. If it's a desktop, an external power supply would be necessary.

    If a hard drive is even reasonably packaged to prevent exposure to direct shock, it will travel well.

    Were I you I would just transfer the wanted files over to the laptop or to a thumb drive rather than hauling around a platter HDD.
     
  3. Tdbanks04

    Tdbanks04 Thread Starter

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    Hey thanks for the response. Its a desktop. I would like to transfer to the laptop but its out west. Maybe i could wait untill my next visit and bring it, does the pc have to run when the laptop is connected? Its really sketchey turning it on it takes forever to do anything. If i decide to try to bring it is there any risk of losing my files removing it from the machine?
     
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