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Windows 7: can I swap data by use of external hard drive enclosure.

05 Apr 2016   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Her Dell laptop is dead, she will no longer be using it.

You also want a USB 3.0 enclosure, if you have usb 3.0 ports on the HP, usb 3.0 will give you a faster transfer speed.

But it looks like you only have usb 2.0 ports. Too bad it doesn`t even have an Esata port

Compaq Presario CQ70-120US Specs - CNET

The link Mike posted is for a 3.5" drive, you need a 2.5" enclosure, as you`ve already mentioned.

Actually you don`t even need an enclosure, a cable is fine.

Examples:

external 2.5" enclosure - Newegg.com


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05 Apr 2016   #12
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Actually Brian, dead as a door nail . Got the last out of it by connecting it to a monitor, got some stuff off then black screen.

Thanks Mike looks like the animal I need

Will buy or order it tomorrow,

Cheers Guys,

Thelma
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05 Apr 2016   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Some hdd's are 2.5"
Mostly in laptops they will be smaller
Problem i believe is I haven't seen many 2.5 hdd's go over 750gb
They probably exist but the 3.5" are better anyway I have been mostly getting 1tb 3.5"

I actually got that one for a really old 3.5 I believe it's the IDE connection that came out of an old x-p rig that died long ago

I have another one too it was more expensive it has pretty bad reviews but I needed one to restore an image and it was the only one Fry's had in stock that was esata
Most people I noticed were attempting to use them in a Raid or connected all the time....
I didn't pay this much for it but this is it,
Amazon.com: Hornettek Enterprise 3.5in 4 Bay USB 3.0 JBOD SATA HDD Enclosure(HT-3402U3): Computers & Accessories
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05 Apr 2016   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Oh that last one is only for 3.5" hdd's which was a bummer I had to rig some thing to connect a 2.5" hdd into it
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05 Apr 2016   #15
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Oh, I am really getting confused now ! Do I need to buy an enclosure (also for future use) or just as Brian mentions a cable.

Do you need more info from me about the two Laptops ? Please tell me
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05 Apr 2016   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
No they come or should come with all the cables included
Amazon.com: Sabrent ECS-STU35K USB 2.0 to 3.5-inch IDE/SATA or Serial ATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure Case (BLACK): Electronics

This one is as versatile as one can hope for you can put any hdd or ssd in it
Although I wouldn't leave it powered on all of the time
Just connect it when you want to use it.
Shut down the computer and disconnect it.
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05 Apr 2016   #17
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok Mike, that are clear instructions, keep you informed, thanks for all your help mate
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05 Apr 2016   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

A hard drive from a laptop is 2.5" you can not use a 3.5" enclosure, unless that particular enclosure does both sizes.

The link Mike posted clearly says it`s a 3.5" enclosure.

This is a combo enclosure

Thermaltake BlacX N0028USU External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0 - Newegg.com

This is a self contained enclosure

Rosewill Armer RX200-APU3-25B External 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Enclosure - SSDs / HDDs, USB 3.0 Connection, 100% Screw-less - Newegg.com

And all you have to do is connect the supplied usb cable to your HP, once you have the Dell drive installed in it, very handy enclosure.
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05 Apr 2016   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It will accept both 2.5 and 3.5 drives
Data and power are identical connections to the device
You just slide the drive into the connection = done/ power up.

That particular one also has a separate connection for old 3.5 hdd's IDE the ribbon type.
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05 Apr 2016   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

And what do you mean the Dell laptop died ?

Does it need a new battery, a new motherboard, a new power cable ???
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