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Master Geek

# 39813 19-Aug-2009 17:59
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i have just got a new studio 15 laptop and i would
like to know how i can transfer the data from my old
internal hd to my new laptop hd externally.

old laptop was a dell inspiron 1501, it got wet so i through it away
but salvaged the internal 120gb hd. how can i extract the data
from this hd to my new dell studio 15 hd?

is there some sort of cable i use?
i believe both hard drives are the sata type.

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  # 248815 19-Aug-2009 21:36
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USB to SATA cable with a power adapater like this should do the trick, you can probably find cheaper ones on Trademe or Sella. Just double check what type of connector your old drive has first.

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  # 248834 19-Aug-2009 22:25
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Maybe worth purchasing a 2.5 external enclosure, then after youve copied imortant data over youre left with a 120GB external HDD.


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  # 248843 19-Aug-2009 22:37
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great thanks.
im assuming i can purchase these from say dse?
might do me good to take the hd in and see what connector they advise.

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