Putting an older HD into and enclosure. Will I be able to access it?

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  1. Balbino

    Balbino New Member

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    Long story short. Old computer died. I have only a few hundred MB of data I want off of the old drive. If I put it in an enclosure will I be able to easily plug it into my new computer and access my photos and other windows folders?
     
  2. cmsurfer

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    Yep, shouldn't be a problem.
     
  3. Doomsday

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    sure, as long as the enclosure has the proper interface (IDE or SATA)
     
  4. EkriirkE

    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    Not if you drive requires CHS configuration (ie drives ~2G and less/older)
     
  5. caddymac

    caddymac New Member

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    Word, I haven't had much luck with really old drives and external enclosures.
     
  6. HYBR|D

    HYBR|D Beep Beeeeee'p

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    Just change the jumper pins to "Slave" plug it into an IDE spot boot up and copy everything you need over.

    You might need to take ownership of the drive etc..
     

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