I have a 3.5 seagate SATA hard drive pulled out of desktop computer.
What kind of usb adapter do I need to use it as an external hard drive?
I've checked amazon but most item seems to be for 2.5 SATA hard drive. Will these 2.5 SATA HDD usb adapters will for 3.5 hard drive?
Does 3.5 hard drive need additional power?
This one, click here , will work any Sata drive. Backward compatible with USB 2. Power up the 3.5" drive and connect prior to booting up your PC.
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I have one of these. Not the best, I'm sure, but at only £5.71 and free delivery, I didn't complain and it worked well for connecting an old HDD taken from PC. I've used it many times and it's been fine.
click here, if you feel you want to spend more, Bipra do one at £19.99 but postage, see here click here at Maplins, at £39.99 here click here you search for 'SATA/IDE usnb to SATA/IDE cable you can take your choice.
I don't know if it is dead. I have taken this hard drive from my old PC. My old PC all of a sudden would not turn on. The old PC was switched off at the mains after the PC was shutdown, the next day it stopped working. Normally the switch is left on at the mains after the PC is shutdown.
When the hard drive was connected to the dead PC, I use to hear something making a sound which I couldn't tell if it was the fan or the hard drive when the mains power switched on.
If the light on the cheapo Buyincoins transformer is on then power should be going to the hard drive. Either the drive is totally dead or the transformer isn't working. Try tapping the drive with your knuckles a few times. Might loosen something and might show up as a raw drive. If it does you might be able to use something like Recuva that might help.