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Old 05-26-2014, 06:21 PM   #1
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Hey Guys!!

So I my external hard drive wont recognize on my PC/laptop. So I took it apart and hoping to buy a HDD dock for it and connect it to my computer, but how would I know if the dock supports this hard drive? Nowadays these hard drives dont have pins, its more like a chip kind of thing (if you know what i mean).

This is how it looks like------



Nowadays it looks like this ------



you guys have any idea if any kind of hard drive dock supports any kind of hard drive?

Let me know!!

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Old 05-26-2014, 06:32 PM   #2
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Yes I have dual one that supports both IDE & Sata 2 5" 3 5" IDE Sata USB 2 0 Dual HDD Hard Drive Disk Dock Docking Station OTB | eBay, Works a treat. Just a tip try getting a copy of Linux and that should be able to detect the drive and read the files.
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Thank you BK!!!,

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Is there a difference between a SATA to IDE adapter and IDE to SATA adapter, or would they work the same way?



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Old 05-30-2014, 09:57 PM   #5
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You should be able to use them both ways.
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okay cool..

So I have this hard drive

and it has a power connector. Is it necessary to have that power connector?

I was thinking of picking up this item at the store

Sabrent USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter USB-DSC5 - Micro Center

and grab my data of the hard drive, but this product does not how the other end for the power connector.

Please let me know! I need the data off this hard drive I have.



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I have one of those before and didn't like it, I prefer the dock and recommend that over the adapter.
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If you dont mind me asking. I might buy a new External HDD. What kind of brands would you recommend that is really good? maybe 2TB or more.

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Old 06-02-2014, 01:21 AM   #9
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Seagate or Western Digital, Newegg have Seagate portable HDD 2TB for $94 Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive STBX2000401 - Newegg.com
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