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Retreiving data from laptop hdd

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Garyj881, 24 Sep 2009.

  1. Garyj881

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Sep 2006

    Posts: 2,110

    Location: West Yorks

    A friends laptop is faulty, it's been problematic since purchasing it. It's a few years old and hes has decided to replace it with a Dell.

    The faulty laptop won't boot so he can't access the drive to retreive the documents and photo's stored on the drive.

    Is it possible to get a ICY box, insert the drive and connect it to the new laptop he can then use the hard drive as a back up aswell?
     
  2. SMAndy

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Jan 2009

    Posts: 401

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Yeah, though an icy box would be a little expensive for that! you could just get a small sata usb caddy to put the drive in.... can get one of those for a tenner, and some even have eSATA as well as USB plugs. Afraid I can't give links for obvious reasons!
     
  3. Garyj881

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Sep 2006

    Posts: 2,110

    Location: West Yorks

    So it won't just be to get access to the data but use it for back up.