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Remove information from old hard drive


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rezza9

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Hello All!

My problem is this, recently my Dell Dimension 4300 crashed (I believe it to be the video card) and truly the machine is not worth saving. I'm looking to pull documents off the hard drive, but I am unsure what exactly I need to buy in order to get the information. I do not want to make the hard drive into a slave, as it's given us quite a bit of trouble in the past. I do know there is a USB enclosure that can transfer information, but for the life of me can not figure out what it's called nor do I know which type I need (as I do know there are two kinds of hard drives). The machine has been dead for a few months now, so I'm looking to do this asap for fear of the data being lost with the non-use of the hard drive. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
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makai

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The specs on your computer says it uses IDE (also known as PATA) harddrives. Just go to any computer store, or online vendor and purchase a USB Enclosure for 3.5" IDE (PATA) drives and you should be good to go.

The other type of hard drive interface is called SATA... you cannot use a SATA enclosure as the interface is different from IDE.
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