How to use laptop to read data from HDD of a dead desktop Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Desktops 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 How to use laptop to read data from HDD of a dead desktop Forum How to transfer data from a dead laptop to desktop Forum How to transfer data from a dead laptop to desktop Forum Help... how to get files off dead Dell desktop hard drive? (PICS)? Forum My desktop is dead , how do I transfer to my new laptop ? Forum How to transfer data from dead desktop to new laptop Forum Need to read data from Dead laptop 's Raid 0 hard disks Forum Recover DATA from Dropped HDD Forum How to read a dead hard drive from a laptop Forum How to transfer 250Gb of Data from desktop to laptop Forum Should A Laptop Turn On/Attempt To Power Up If The Hard Drive Is Dead ? Forum Using laptop and desktop HDD in one machine Forum Data recovery from dead HDD Forum Use USB to VGA display for dead Graphics in Laptiop Forum 4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd Forum 3tb to 746gb (a little different from the other issues) Forum A hospital uses an application that stores patient x-ray data in the form of lar Forum When are HDD prices going to fall? Forum Windows 7 & old vista HDD Forum Can I mix SSD and SATA HDD in a JBOD and get the best of both? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !