Extracting data from Hard Drive

  nikki2007 19:29 28 Oct 2009

My old laptop has died. I think it is not a HD issue so was wondering if it is possible to extract the data from the old HD to transer files onto my new laptop. What kind of device would I need to do this.
In addition if I want to dispose of my old laptop will just taking out the HD ensure that no private data remains on it.


  GaT7 19:34 28 Oct 2009

If it's a standard 2.5" drive, then a suitable external USB enclosure will do - e.g. click here.

Yes, the only data your laptop contains will be on the HD you remove before disposing of it. G

  xania 19:35 28 Oct 2009

And for the future, don't wait for a device failure - regularly back up your data on to an external media. If you don't, at best you could be looking at a £500 bill; at worst you couldlose it all!!

  nikki2007 20:23 28 Oct 2009

Thanks Crossbow. I will buy one of those.

  GaT7 21:07 28 Oct 2009

Please be aware that the one I linked to is for a SATA drive. Sorry, I only just realised.

If your HD is an IDE one you should get an IDE enclosure.

A few more to choose from at Amazon click here. Remember to get one to match your HD type. G

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