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Recovering data from OLD hard drives

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Last response: in Storage
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.


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a b ) Power supply
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
a b G Storage
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....