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December 5, 2009 7:55:13 AM

I have a 2.5", 160gb sata drive that is having problems, it has error code 0x1F. I am not able to boot up with the drive but need to get some data off of it. I have read that if I buy an external enclosure for the drive that I would be able to plug it into a working computer and use it as a mass storage device and access the data. Is this info valid and if not, is there another fairly inexpensive way to retrieve it? Thanks

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December 5, 2009 8:48:23 AM

this is true specially if your drive is still alive, I mean your motherboard can detect it.
before buying your enclosure just make sure that your drive is still working.
Once sure then you're ready to go...

good luck.
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December 5, 2009 9:12:42 AM

That's an option. As long as it still spins, you can usually recover data.

What I do is use an item like one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Converts IDE or SATA to USB, so it appears like an external HDD, though you don't have to even put it in a case, etc. I have the Rosewill one on that list and have used it numerous times.
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December 5, 2009 2:17:21 PM

jimmysan said:
I have a 2.5", 160gb sata drive that is having problems, it has error code 0x1F. I am not able to boot up with the drive but need to get some data off of it. I have read that if I buy an external enclosure for the drive that I would be able to plug it into a working computer and use it as a mass storage device and access the data. Is this info valid and if not, is there another fairly inexpensive way to retrieve it? Thanks


This is cheap and flexible

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 6, 2009 1:30:38 PM

I have one of those as well JackNaylorPE - I like it as well. It is a very similar idea to the cables, but is a more permanent fixture of my computer area - less mobile.
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