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Topic # 62971 18-Jun-2010 10:08
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Hi people

Can I install the old hard drive from a desktop computer into an external case, and connect it via USB (or any other connection) to a new computer?.

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Peter

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  Reply # 342991 18-Jun-2010 12:40
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Shouldn't be a problem.

If it's an old 3.5" IDE drive you can get something like this:
http://playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=451/ID=9878/SID=1059132209/productdetails.html

This chart should help you work out what type of connection your hard drive has:
http://sonic840.deviantart.com/art/Computer-hardware-poster-1-7-111402099





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  Reply # 343001 18-Jun-2010 13:25
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Thanks Ragnor. I'll have a look at that later, when I have a chance

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  Reply # 343012 18-Jun-2010 13:41
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@Ragnor.. Cheers for the link to that poster! Awesome resource! sending it off to our A0 printer for putting on the wall, will help the nooblets that come into the store Laughing

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  Reply # 343074 18-Jun-2010 17:11
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Yeah it's a brilliant idea, full credit to the guy that created it.

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