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Old May 15th, 2020, 05:12 AM
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Red face Hard drive from old computer

This is rather embarrassing as I've done this before ages ago and was just so much more simpler for me to understand then, but now it seems to be more complicated (blame it on getting older and more ignorant of tech).

But I have an old hard drive from an old computer that died ages ago, and have had it safely packed away. The time has come to fetch some old files off of it. So I went to look for a compatible external case (like I did last time), but I'm so lost now and not understanding anything anymore and just need a little push in the right direction of what I need to buy to be able to plug in this relic to get what I need off of it.

It's an OLD Hitachi Deskstar. Model: HDT725040VLA360


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Old May 15th, 2020, 03:03 PM
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Your Hitachi hard drive is a SATA hard drive.
You might want to consider an enclosure such as this that is easy to use.
https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Exter...9551225&sr=8-4
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Old May 15th, 2020, 06:03 PM
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Or......

Open up your current computer.

Look for an open SATA Socket on the Motherboard.

Next...
Get a SATA Cable.

And a SATA Power Cable or a MOLEX Power Cable.

Note: this is a MOLEX to SATA Power Adapter.
You won't need it, if you already have a available SATA Power Connector, or MOLEX Power Connector from the Power Supply to use.

Now with the drive connected.
Power up the computer, and go into your BIO's Settings.
Set up the Drive as D:\ or whatever drive letter you want.
Except C:\ or your Boot Drive.

If all went well....
Windows will recognize it, and you can transfer the files off it.


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Old May 15th, 2020, 11:18 PM
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Thanks guys! I don't know why, but I was waaaaaaaaay overthinking the process.
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