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Silverpoet34

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Hey guys I found your site by browsing through the endless google results and after looking around it seems to be a really helpful site so hopefully you guys will be able to help me out. My laptop died a cpl weeks ago and I took it in and they said the motherboard was dead and so now im left with the problem that I need some of the information off my hard drive and I dont know how to go about it. Is it possible to buy some type of connector that I can hook the hard drive up to my desktop and pull the info I need off of it? Here are the only two pics I have of my hard drive so hopefully this will help. Any information you can give me will be great. thanks alot in advance for the help.
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You can get a USB/Firewire enclosure and put your old disk in it. That way you will have a external disk to backup data to. Just make sure that the enclosure is for a 2.5" disk (which I believe is what you have).

There are also test adapters which you can connect the disk with, but that is for short term use.
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pRS1C_5261694w345.jpg Would a docking station like this work or do I strictly need a 2.5 firewire adpater. Is that adapter something that most cpu repair shops commonly stock if radioshack wouldnt have it? I live quite a ways from any city so I only have radioshack and 2 cpu repair shops as quick options.
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I suspect that such a docking station would work, but it does not look like there is anything to protect the disk against static shock.

I know that newegg carries the adapter, but I am not sure if repair places would carry. I suspect you would have a better chance of finding an enclosure than the adapter and for long term use, that would be better.

Radioshack's web page shows that they carry disk enclosures.
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There are a couple ways that you can get the info. It depends on what you want and how you want to do it.

The laptop drive (2 1/2 inch) can be attached as a slave in a desktop using a adapter like THIS.
You can also put the drive in a enclosure (as suggested). Make sure it is an enclosure that will accept the 2 1/2 inch drive. Generally what is used is a USB enclosure like These. The drive you showed is a ide (eide).
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