Recover data from old laptop hard drive

Hey,

I broke my old laptop screen and now have a new laptop as well as an old desktop. I have taken the old laptop hard drive out so i am now looking to see how i go about recovering the data. I don't want to fiddle with my new laptop, but maybe its easier than if i opted for the desktop route. My new laptop has two hard drives and apparently its easy to take out to replace, but somehow i doubt its as easy as slotting it in and using it as you would an external hard drive.
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  1. I would go with a sata to usb adapter (assuming the drive is sata) which cost $15 and are very easy to use to data transfers.

    Here is one example, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119244

    There are lots of different ones. You could also get an external enclosure for the drive if you wanted to use it as portable storage.
  2. Or use a usb sata dock. It fits both 3.5" and 2.5" drives and makes it easy to swap drives.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153066&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-17-153-066-_-Product
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