how to connect hard drive off security system dvr to laptop for data recovery

want to recover data from nightowl security system by using recovery program on my Toshiba laptop
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  1. You can use ESATA or USB(3.0 if you have it) to get access to the drive on your system. You will still need a power supply. Many USB 2.0 and 3.0 to IDE or SATA(make sure your drive is a match) adapters come with a power supply for the hard drive.

    Now I do not know what format the system uses, so you computer may not actually be able to see the file system.

    Contacting Nightowl may be a better option first to ensure the device uses a file/drive format windows can even recognize. After all you can not pull a drive from a PVR and always have it work in Windows.
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