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What hard drive enclosure? - 1999 fujitsu drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by f53716, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. f53716

    f53716 Thread Starter

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    Hello, I've finally got around to removing the hard drive from a 20 year old tower pc.

    What hard drive enclosure (is that what they are called?) do I need to be able to access the data on the drive?
    Any recommendations?
    Also, is there anything I should be careful with, any 'watch outs' when doing this - or is it pretty straight forward?

    It's a: Fujitsu MPD3084AT -P2 ID: YFIB
     

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  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor

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    Hi, and welcome to TSG.

    Your hard drive has an IDE/ATA interface according to this C|NET review:
    https://www.cnet.com/products/fujitsu-desktop-mpd3084at-hard-drive-8-4-gb-ata-66/specs/

    If you just want to see what is on the drive and maybe copy files from it to another computer, you could use a USB adapter with power supply to operate it without any kind of enclosure. Here is an example of one that I purchased a few years ago to recover data from different hard drives.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000J01I1G

    EDIT: What you may need to watch out for are the jumper settings on your drive as far as Master/Slave/Cable Select operation is concerned. Whatever adapter you use, it should have instructions on the correct jumper setting. The wrong setting will not damage the drive, but you will not be able to operate it.
     
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