Using an inernal laptop hard drive externally

  anniesboy68 10 Feb 13
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I've rescued a 250 gig hard drive from a now defunct laptop. Can this be used as an external drive somehow, no doubt using usb. And where might I purchase anything needed i.e caddy leads etc, please

  rdave13 10 Feb 13

Check it's a Sata or ide drive the have a look at something like http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nbsbnoss_2/280-4777431-3342152?url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&field-keywords=2.5%22+enclosure

  rdave13 10 Feb 13

Couldn't get the link correct, try this.

  anniesboy68 10 Feb 13

, Ah... how to I tell which drive it is Sata or Ide. Its from a Acer 5920 laptop

  rdave13 10 Feb 13
  anniesboy68 10 Feb 13

Thank you, will give it a go seeing that they are so cheap. AB68

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10 Feb 13

It will be a SATA drive caddy here

  anniesboy68 10 Feb 13

thanks fruitbat, have ordered. AB68

  anniesboy68 12 Feb 13

Update..........All done and working, so I have now an external drive of 230gig, all for £6.98. Not bad eh? One more question how do yo signify that a post has been completed successfully. A long time ago there used to be a box to tick as completed.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12 Feb 13

Just click in the grey column to the right of the Post that solved your problem.

That shows easily to other people searching the forum for answer, what exactly worked to overcome the problem.

  anniesboy68 12 Feb 13

Hi Fruitbat. Well, all the boxes have a tick against them already except the initial post AB68

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