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old hard drive to new desktop?


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my old computer broke on me but on my harddrive has a lot of important files and documents.

i was wondering if when i buy a new computer, can i somehow hook up my old hard drive to it?
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Yes.
Either take the side of the new case and hang it off appropriate connectors, or put it in an external enclosure which you plug into a USB port.
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just be sure you move the jumper if its a IDE drive before you install it into your new computer...set it to slave...
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Yes.
Either take the side of the new case and hang it off appropriate connectors, or put it in an external enclosure which you plug into a USB port.


so i can just buy something like this:

http://www.tigerdire...a...&CatId=1204

and then put my old hardrive in there and just plug it into my usb port and i can get files to my new computer?
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That'll do it :)
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