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Hi, I am trying to get somebody to walk me through getting information from one HP computer that had a power supply issue onto another HP computer. I have purchased a SATA hard drive enclosure kit.

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did you install the drive in the enclosure yet.....
what king of enclosure did you get...
is the drive SATA or IDE

Edited by happyrock, 16 February 2010 - 06:03 PM.

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No, I haven't done anything yet. Didn't know where to start.
I have the rocketfish SATA hard drive enclosure kit.
I not sure of the drive of the computer that won't power on.

Edited by nikis360, 16 February 2010 - 06:47 PM.

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what is the make and model of the non working system...
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It's a HP Pavilion model a430n
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sorry... the rocketfish SATA hard drive enclosure will not work with your old drive...its a IDE drive...different power and data connectors...
you can use this here...the unit will also connect to SATA drives...it is what I use to get data off the IDE hard drives...
there are ones that work with IDE drives but SATA is the future
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Ok, I have just ordered the power and data connectors and they should be here in a few days. As soon as I get them I will post back. Thank you!
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Ok, I have just ordered the power and data connectors and they should be here in a few days. As soon as I get them I will post back. Thank you!
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we will be here... :)
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ok, I got the USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE hard drive adapter
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it came with instructions...connect the drive to the adapter with the data and power connector...plug in the usb to the drive and your working computer...start your computer...go to my computer...click on the drive...locate the data you want and burn to a dvd or cd or usb flash drive or just copy it to the new computer
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ok, so I have to take the old computer apart and remove the drive? I really don't know anything about this.
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The hard drive from the non functioning computer needs to be put in the enclosure.
You then attach the enclosure to the working computer using the USB cable.
Then go to "my computer" and search the "old" drive for the files you want. Move them to a location on the working computers hard drive where you can find them.
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all done. Thanks happyrock!
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your welcome...and thanks for letting us know... :)
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