Using old laptop hard drive as an external drive?

  powertool 19:46 05 Mar 2007

Hi I wonder if someone could advise me, or point me in the right direction for advice, on how to do this?

My old HP Pavilion ZE4200 bit the dust after 4 years [it was the DC connector] and I needed to upgrade anyway. I kept the old hard drive because someone told me that if I put it in an external case with a USB connector I would be able use it as a spare HDD and also retrieve any files I had not already backed up.

I've looked around and it seems that this might be possible; but there seem to be a bewildering array of kits with lots of acronyms that I don't recognise!

How do I work out what I need to buy?! I am quite happy to read through stuff to learn, but don't know where to look to get going.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can give.

Best wishes


  Technotiger 19:54 05 Mar 2007

Very good selection here, very easy to connect old hd. I have just done the same thing for the first time with an old pc hd.

click here

  Technotiger 19:56 05 Mar 2007

PS - scroll down to the Hot-Drive and to those below it too.

  powertool 20:29 05 Mar 2007

Thank you for your quick response.

I have ordered a set!

Best wishes


  Technotiger 20:58 05 Mar 2007

Grrreat, thanks for the feedback.

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