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Data recovery hardware

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March 31, 2009 5:29:10 PM

What hardware do you need to retrieve data from a notebook hard drive? My laptop has a dead mainboard (so the hard drives are probably fine) and I want to get at the disks to get the data off before I ship my laptop off to a repair depot to get a new mainboard.

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March 31, 2009 7:46:06 PM

Thanks! That's the kind of thing I figured I'd be looking for. I just wasn't exactly sure what it looked like or what it's called.
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March 31, 2009 7:48:56 PM

Also ... I have 2 x 160 GB (Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm) in the machine. I'm assuming this will work with one of these adapters.
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April 1, 2009 6:35:50 AM

Providing the drives are configured as individual drives (seperately accessed) and not part of an array (accessed as a single drive), almost any SATA to USB adaptor should work.
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