Re: transfer old hdd to new?
So you want to transfer the information from your old hard drive to your external drive?
Just install the old hard drive into the new computer, it will be compatable. There are only 2 types of hard drives that it could be, IDE or SATA and chances are that your new computer has an ide channel.
So just install the hard drive into the computer, copy the files to the computer's hard drive, and then to the external drive.
When all else fails...Ham Radio!
I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'