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Old 09-11-2006, 02:20 PM   #1
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Question Hi! And a quick HD Q.

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I have a quick question for ya. I have a hard drive that I had been using for a slave in my desk top (custom rig, XP Pro) and now it's out of the tower, and I need to get the data off it. Can I just connect it with the external USB conversion set-up and get all my files off it that way? Or will it have to be reformatted (and lose all my files) to connect it that way? I could put it back in my desk top if I HAVE TO, but I would rather not if I can avoid it.

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Old 09-11-2006, 02:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: Hi! And a quick HD Q.

It depends on your hard drive enclosure I believe - some drives require the drive to be reformatted. If it doesn't, then you should be OK.

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Old 09-11-2006, 02:36 PM   #3
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well i believe you can do it via usb,your computer should load up the driver's for it when it detects it, but you might have re-boot after it detects it to read/write to it. you should'nt have a problem transfering over your flies.

if it does'nt work, it's not that hard to pop it back into your computer to retrieve the files.
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Old 09-11-2006, 02:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: Hi! And a quick HD Q.

If you have another drive booting up into Windows, and want to drag files off the one from your desktop, setting it as a Slave should allow you to do that, since its not using Windows, so won't have a problem with the new system.
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