Turning Laptop HD into external HD?

  southpaw 21:34 01 Nov 07


My laptop motherboard recently died so it worked out cheaper to buy a new laptop.

However I have a lot of info on the old hard drive.

What do I need and how simple would it be to make this hard drive into an external hard drive and would I be able to access the files?

All links, advice and suggestions grateful.

Thanks in advance.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:39 01 Nov 07

How permenant do you want to use the drive for.

TEmp use of drive just to copy files to your new laptop click here

More permenant click here

  southpaw 22:01 01 Nov 07


Price wise it looks better to actually go fore the permenant one.

Does the USB connection provide the power?

  Totally-braindead 22:03 01 Nov 07

According to the technical details further down the answer is yes the USB supplies the power.

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