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January 7, 2013 1:22:28 PM

Hi there,

I have an old hard drive, it is a 1024MB Seagate model from around 1995/96. The connectors at the back do not function with standard HDD docks - it seems to require a type of ribbon wire serial connector and a separate connector for power supply.

Does anyone have any advice on how I can dock such a hard drive and connect it via USB to a more modern machine in order to extract the files.

Thanks,
a b ) Power supply
a b G Storage
January 7, 2013 1:29:49 PM

well new drives use SATA data connect which is small, older drives use parallel connects with two rows of pins. you can get usb to sata/ide from cables to go
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January 7, 2013 4:11:41 PM

Get a USB 2.0 HDD enclosure specifically for ATA33 (or ATA100/133) IDE HDD's.
- Should work fine.

I've got an old WD Caviar 640MB around somewhere....
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July 8, 2013 1:48:54 AM

If the drive isn’t showing up in disk manager and PC inspector can’t see it then it’s possible that the failed drive might be beyond these recovery methods. If this is the case then you may have to send it off to a Vibosoft data recovery for Windows 7/8/xp.
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July 8, 2013 5:35:34 AM

Hello,
In Your situation I want to to suggest you for a professional data recovery software that can repair and recover all type of damaged or deleted data from hard disk.There is no lack of this type of tool one of them is Kernel for window Data Recovery software,You can try to use this tool from here http://www.recoverlostfile.net ,Hope that it's help you to recover your desire data from old hard disk.
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August 8, 2013 11:01:54 PM

Hi bringa

Get reliable and user friendly solution for recovering data from OLD hard drives as well as new hard drives with the help of hard drive data recovery that can easily short out your all troubles as fast as possible.

http://www.harddrive.windowsdatarecoverysoftware.com/
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December 19, 2013 3:28:57 PM

You can use an external hard drive enclosure and then put the old hard drive enclosure, then you can connect the old hard drive to modern computer as external hard drive. You can see the guide here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_enclosure

The hard drive enclosure normally is quite cheap. You can get one from amazon or ebay. After you connect the old hard drive to computer, you can copy the data from the old hard drive. If needed, you can run a data recovery software on the old hard drive. see this guide
http://www.asoftech.com/articles/External-Drive-Data-Re...

Another good habit is to scan the old hard drive with anti-virus software as it may be infected by virus. You will never know. So to prevent that, you may scan the old drive with antivirus software. use Microsoft Security Essential
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-SG/windows/security-ess...

hope that you can get back all your data.

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