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February 4, 2010 6:46:19 AM

Hi I was wondering, well I have a little trouble.
I've got a 1Tb of WD 10EAVS, the power point was burnt so i took the skin off and left with the disk itself.
It's got like two sets of cables, one is red only and the other consists of yellow, red and black colours. My question is, would anyone able to help me as to how to transfer my files from the disk knowing there is no usb cable? I mean it will be too expensive to go to a computer technician or something just to transfer it. So it will be great if there's any other way/solutions?

Thank you for your assistance greatly appreciated.
a b G Storage
February 4, 2010 9:17:01 AM

Welcome to the forums!

Could you please clarify what exactly you have taken apart?
I am hoping this was part of an external hard drive and you have only removed it from the plastic housing...
Did you disassemble the hard drive it self?
And you are now left holding the drive platters (set of shiny disks)?
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a b G Storage
February 4, 2010 9:29:15 AM

I am guessing that he has the bare drive with a red SATA data cable and an IDE molex power connector. At least, I hope so.

The simplest thing to do is to open up the computer and install the drive in the computer, then transfer the files. Next would be to buy another USB drive enclosure, but you would need to make sure the internal cables matched exactly.
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February 4, 2010 10:46:04 AM

outlw6669 said:
Welcome to the forums!

Could you please clarify what exactly you have taken apart?
I am hoping this was part of an external hard drive and you have only removed it from the plastic housing...
Did you disassemble the hard drive it self?
And you are now left holding the drive platters (set of shiny disks)?



Well, i did take it apart from its plastic housing and realize that (after an extensive amount of researching) I could just simply buy the usb to sata/ide cable in order to transfer my sata disk.
lol yes, a shiny disk!

Thanks for the answer :) 
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February 4, 2010 10:50:08 AM

jsc said:
I am guessing that he has the bare drive with a red SATA data cable and an IDE molex power connector. At least, I hope so.

The simplest thing to do is to open up the computer and install the drive in the computer, then transfer the files. Next would be to buy another USB drive enclosure, but you would need to make sure the internal cables matched exactly.



thanks jsc.
Well, I'm a she but that's okay :p .
Yes, I did an extensive research and concluded with a usb to sata/ide cable which I decided to buy immediately!

Thanks for the reply :) 
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a c 359 G Storage
February 4, 2010 2:50:11 PM

Communication is not working: OP does not appear to understand the questions asked. Is it possible for you to post a photo of the drive you have so we can see the details?
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February 4, 2010 7:30:56 PM

Best answer selected by wonderer.
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February 4, 2010 7:33:36 PM

ThanK you all for the answers :) 
really appreciate your time and assistance!
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