External HD has bit the dust!!.

  Matty007 11:36 28 Aug 2008

Hi folks. Hope your all well.

I've had a packard bell store and save external HD for a several years now. Recently it was losing power soon after start up and upon investigation I realised the power adapter socket was faulty and beyond repair. I have taken the HD to bits and now have just the HD which I was kind of hoping to connect internally to my desktop pc to extract years of pics and music. My intention is to transfer the info onto a new, more reliable external HD.

If anyone knows how this is possible I would be really pleased to find out?. Do I need any special cables etc?.

Any help would be very much appreciated.


  howard64 11:39 28 Aug 2008

it depends on what the bare hard drive is? If it is an ide it could be fitted as a slave in your pc or possibly buy a cheap usb case that you put your drive into. Really we need more info on what the drive actually is.

  Matty007 11:54 28 Aug 2008

Ive supplied a few specs here if they mean anything to you!.

HDD capacity 500GB
HDD format 3.5'
Interface SATA
Speed 7200rpm
Real data transfer 480 Mb/s
Device type external
Card reader No
USB High speed USB 2.0 compliant (USB 1.0 backward compatible)

  pj123 12:11 28 Aug 2008

This is what I use for all my external drive connections. It accepts any IDE and SATA drives including laptop drives and even DVD Rewriters.

click here

Scroll down to the 5th one. £22.95 including VAT and delivery.

Not let me down yet.

  Matty007 12:41 28 Aug 2008

Ah, thankyou. Appreciate your help. I was worried that my stuff was lost forever!.

much appreciated.

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