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How to use laptop to read data from HDD of a dead desktop

Last response: in Storage
November 28, 2011 4:35:09 PM

My desktop fail to reboot and i am not sure why.
I want to retrieve data on its sata HDD using my laptop. How to make the connection. My laptop has usb,esata slots.
Thanks very much!

a b G Storage
November 28, 2011 5:25:20 PM

get an external enclosure, many can be bought for <$25.
put the desktop hdd in it, turn it on and plug the usb2 or esata cable into your laptop. it'll pop up just like a flash drive.