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Getting information from western digital wd600

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a b G Storage
November 29, 2010 5:44:55 AM

Hello,

I have a completely dead computer with a western digital wd600 hard drive. How can I get my information off the hard driver?
a b G Storage
November 29, 2010 1:35:24 PM

Simply plug the the drive into another PC (the PC needs the older standard IDE interface) as a secondary drive and copy the information off of it? That is, if the drive is still working.
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a b G Storage
November 29, 2010 2:45:13 PM

Ok Thanks. Forgive me for my ingorance in this field, it's definetly not my area of expertise...but it's a very old computer (built 2001) and I currently have a brand new Dell laptap....could I buy and use an adapter (USB) to try and extract the data? Would it be that easy?
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a c 415 G Storage
November 29, 2010 4:08:35 PM

You could buy an IDE-compatible external enclosure such as this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

...and connect it to your laptop using a USB cable.

Of course if the reason your old computer is dead is because the hard drive no longer works then this won't really solve your problem.
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a b G Storage
November 29, 2010 4:18:41 PM

Right...Well thanks for the link and assistance..I really appreciate it
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