Can I retrieve data from old computer Hard Drive? Solved

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  1.    5 Days Ago #1

    Can I retrieve data from old computer Hard Drive?


    My older laptop can not start therefore I thought by using News laptop with Windows 10 if, I can retrieve data from older Hard Drive?
    Before doing that I want to ask:
    1. Is it safe to retrieve data from old computer Hard Drive?
    2. To use older Hard Drive I got to buy Hard Drive Case with USB/AC adopter(if required)?
    and is it ATA or SATA , 2.5 inch. You can refer Hard Drive image and guide me.

    Thank you in advance.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 20181109_145736.jpg  
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  2.    5 Days Ago #2

    You will a USB to sata adapter cable. It should be safe as long as the drive isn't affected with any viruses or such. The link is for the USA but it will give you a idea of what you need.

    Amazon.com: usb to ide sata adapter
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  3.    5 Days Ago #3

    You can connect it OK the problem will be the rights to folders on the drive will be user of the laptop so you will need to take ownership of folders before you can get the data
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  4.    5 Days Ago #4

    Samuria said: View Post
    You can connect it OK the problem will be the rights to folders on the drive will be user of the laptop so you will need to take ownership of folders before you can get the data
    I don't remember having to do anything except to click on open folder anyway or something to that affect. It's been awhile since I've look at any drives from another computer.
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  5.    5 Days Ago #5

    Winuser said: View Post
    You will a USB to sata adapter cable. It should be safe as long as the drive isn't affected with any viruses or such. The link is for the USA but it will give you a idea of what you need.

    Amazon.com: usb to ide sata adapter
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    Hi, thank you for the quick reply and the url link.
    Did you look at the Hard Drive image I have attached ( I can not see)?
    Is it ATA 2.5 inch?
    Thank you
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  6.    5 Days Ago #6

    Samuria said: View Post
    You can connect it OK the problem will be the rights to folders on the drive will be user of the laptop so you will need to take ownership of folders before you can get the data
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    Hi, thank you for the quick reply.
    May be you meant Administrative rights? Yes, I use the computer. Thank you.
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  7.    5 Days Ago #7

    I think it's 2.5". Can you post a picture of where the cable plugs in?
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  8.    5 Days Ago #8

    Winuser said: View Post
    I think it's 2.5". Can you post a picture of where the cable plugs in?
    Hi, thanks again. For taking picture I got to open the Hard Drive again which is not possible right now sorry. I have checked on other websites and they say usually laptop got 2.5 inch.
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  9.    5 Days Ago #9

    Your drive is Tosihiba 160GB 2.5" SATA

    Toshiba MK1655GSX Specs - CNET
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  10.    5 Days Ago #10

    das10 said: View Post
    Your drive is Tosihiba 160GB 2.5" SATA

    Toshiba MK1655GSX Specs - CNET
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    Hi, thank you very much for the reply with informative url link.
    After reading that I thought I should buy the Hard Drive case from Amazon Japan.

    Translation from Japanese:
    Salcar USB 3.0 2.5 inch HDD / SSD case Sata connection 9.5 mm / 7 mm thick For both UASP correspondence Easy desorption 5 Gbps 18 months warranty.

    I do not know if 9.5 mm and 7 mm are ok for the HD link you have provided?
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