Can i hook a hard drive up to a laptop?

Help! I recently left my employ but brought my harddrive home to take my personal info off. I hooked it up to my home desktop monitor and the monitor is not recognizing it so I can't see anything. Is there anyway I can hook up the hard drive to my laptop so I can take my info off?
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  1. Put it in an empty USB drive case.

    If you do not know exactly what you need, take the drive down to best buy and tell them you need a USB case.
  2. If you determine what type of hard drive it is, we may be able to recommend an external enclosure that you may connect via USB, firewire or eSATA to your home computer.
  3. wait....the monitor doesn't recognize the HDD?

    perhaps you should ask someone else to help you....

    the monitor is just a screen....it has nothing to do with hardware recognition
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    Help! I recently left my employ but brought my harddrive home to take my personal info off. I hooked it up to my home desktop monitor and the monitor is not recognizing it so I can't see anything. Is there anyway I can hook up the hard drive to my laptop so I can take my info off?


    Monitors display video output, they don't read HD's

    You can connect one of these to your laptop's e-SATA or USB ports.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153071
  5. I know we at Tom's love to 'Give-Give-Give / Never Take' but I'm wondering if anyone else may have considered the legal status of the hard drive in question? - LOL

    No offense, OP, of course.

    Just to let you know your 'IP' address has been logged across the internets and would be accessible to local, state and Federal law enforcement organizations.

    The Patriot Act, FTW!

    :P
  6. Wisecracker said:
    I know we at Tom's love to 'Give-Give-Give / Never Take' but I'm wondering if anyone else may have considered the legal status of the hard drive in question? - LOL

    No offense, OP, of course.

    Just to let you know your 'IP' address has been logged across the internets and would be accessible to local, state and Federal law enforcement organizations.

    The Patriot Act, FTW!

    :P


    LOL - exactly what I was thinking :D.

    Anyway, if the data was small enough to fit on a thumb drive, that would have been the obvious solution, plus erasing the original files afterwards.
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    Help! I recently left my employ but brought my harddrive home to take my personal info off. I hooked it up to my home desktop monitor and the monitor is not recognizing it so I can't see anything. Is there anyway I can hook up the hard drive to my laptop so I can take my info off?


    :heink: Hmmm...... HDD to moniter...One of these thing just doesn't belong here. (just skip to 5:19 on video.)
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