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July 3, 2012 9:42:03 PM

A long while ago, I ran across a kit that would allow you to hook up an old hard drive (Regardless of the age of the drive) to the UPC port on my laptop. Do anyone know what this is called or where I might find one?

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July 3, 2012 9:42:05 PM

A long while ago, I ran across a kit that would allow you to hook up an old hard drive (Regardless of the age of the drive) to the UPC port on my laptop. Do anyone know what this is called or where I might find one?
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July 4, 2012 1:16:38 AM

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    July 4, 2012 1:37:00 AM

    Don't know what a UPC port is either. The one I referenced will allow you to connect an older IDE drive to your laptop via a USB port and copy whatever files you want to your laptop's hard drive:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6812232002

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    July 4, 2012 3:09:25 AM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... get this or the one cmichael138 suggested. i would get this one because you don't have to deal with the sata cord, instead just plug it in like the other 2 IDEs. if you are good with computers you don't have to read any further. it is very simple. you plug it into a wall outlet, connect it to your USB port and let windows install the drivers, then connect the HDD into the right connector. you should hear it spin up. then go to "my computer" and it should be there. if it isn't, disconnect the hard drive from the device and unplug it from the wall and try again. (i have had this problem with mine before) you can then access all your saved stuff on there and copy or move it to your current HDD/SSD.
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