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Windows 7: 10+ year old HDD

26 Oct 2010   #21
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dobhar View Post
This is just to add on to the great help you are getting. I use the following hardware , see linky below, at work..."USB to IDE"...to hook up HDD's that I need to pull data from. No need to install HDD into another computer or an external enclosure. Works with IDE & SATA (supports 2.5 and 3.5 HDD's). Very cheap to purchase. "No muss, no fuss"

Sabrent USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Cable for 2.5-Inch/ 3.5-Inch / 5.25-Inch Drive with Power Adapter at TigerDirect.com
I would actually recommend adding one of those to your computer tool kit

Great tip


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26 Oct 2010   #22
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Why not just borrow the IDE cable from the Mom's machine?

Looks to me like the board has an IDE slot at the bottom of the board in the second picture.
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26 Oct 2010   #23
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
He can do you one better...he has a totaled computer full of spare parts.
In case his HDD is SATA
Well no kidding. Easily overlooked fact. The IDE port is where I said it should be, hook it up there with the cable from the old PC
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26 Oct 2010   #24
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

lol ok ok from the earlier post about the jumper if booting with out the jumper doesn't work then yes use the cs cable select putting it to slave will result into configuring it again


also these guys are very correct you have a old machine that just died why not use the parts it is there for the taking but be warned you WEI might get shifted if the hardware is too old

besides you are better off purchasing a cheap drive with more space and speed for indexing also i might add if you're mom really needs a pc asap you can help her build a effcient one for her for the price of 200.00 easy im sure she doesn't need much if her system is over 10 years old
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26 Oct 2010   #25
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Unless they plan on booting off a PATA hard drive that's 10 years old, I don't think it will be a problem
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26 Oct 2010   #26
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Unless they plan on booting off a PATA hard drive that's 10 years old, I don't think it will be a problem
Agreed
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