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Windows 7: Desperate to get data off of unattached HD

06 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Desperate to get data off of unattached HD

Just had a PSU die on my PC and will take a minimum of 1 week to get an OEM preplacement. It's from an HP Slimline s3700y. So I've got the PC torn apart readying for a new PSU, BUT I'VE GOT TO GET THAT DATA OFF OF THERE NO LATER THAN TOMORROW AT COB. Is there a program and cables I can buy STAT to power up the unattached HD and transfer its contents to the laptop I'm now using? All I really need are some critical Documents Folders off of that drive.
Time is critical and 'm' desperate. Thanks for any help.


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06 May 2012   #2

7 x64
 
 

You need a SATA to USB adapter or enclosure. You may be able to buy one locally if the stores are still open in your area.
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06 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Adapter:

Newegg.com - Vantec 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter - Model CB-ISATAU2

If you've got a local Mom & Pop PC store they should have similar. Never seen them at Best Buy. Maybe a Fry's or Microcenter.
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06 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can buy an external case for a 3.5" SATA drive - that will allow you to connect it via USB to your laptop and copy files from it.
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06 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
You need a SATA to USB adapter or enclosure. You may be able to buy one locally if the stores are still open in your area.
Yes, even easier to find than what I posted; an enclosure would be available at Office Depot or similar, maybe even a Walmart.
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07 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

SevenForums is the best. Thanks to all for your valuable input that will allow me to get it done. Again, thanks!!
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