How to use laptop to read data from HDD of a dead desktop Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Desktops How To Storage Last response: November 28, 2011 5:25 PM in Storage Share cjsnyxz November 28, 2011 4:35:09 PM Hello, 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! Eric More about : laptop read data hdd dead desktop Branden 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to use laptop to read data from HDD of a dead desktop ForumHow to transfer data from a dead laptop to desktop ForumHow to transfer data from a dead laptop to desktop ForumHelp... how to get files off dead Dell desktop hard drive? (PICS)? ForumMy desktop is dead , how do I transfer to my new laptop ? ForumHow to transfer data from dead desktop to new laptop ForumNeed to read data from Dead laptop 's Raid 0 hard disks ForumRecover DATA from Dropped HDD ForumHow to read a dead hard drive from a laptop ForumHow to transfer 250Gb of Data from desktop to laptop ForumShould A Laptop Turn On/Attempt To Power Up If The Hard Drive Is Dead ? ForumUsing laptop and desktop HDD in one machine ForumData recovery from dead HDD ForumUse USB to VGA display for dead Graphics in Laptiop Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd Forum3tb to 746gb (a little different from the other issues) ForumA hospital uses an application that stores patient x-ray data in the form of lar ForumWhen are HDD prices going to fall? ForumWindows 7 & old vista HDD ForumCan I mix SSD and SATA HDD in a JBOD and get the best of both? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !