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Can I Recover Data From A Laptop HDD?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by MikeTyson, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. MikeTyson New Member

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    Basically I have a dead laptop and really wanna recover some data from it...

    I think I've located the hard drive, but I haven't taken it out yet cos it's proving REALLY tricky to get out. It has some kind of clear plastic tab on it, about half the width of my hand. I don't wanna pull it too hard cos Ive tried hard already and the HDD won't budge.

    Anyways, basic question is: once it's out, can I plug it into a Desktop PC? I'm unaware of what connection it takes atm but it's gotta either be SATA or IDE right?
     
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    What make laptop?

    And, yes, that plastic tab is what you pull and it can be a real tug fest to get the sucker out in some laptops.

    Just an example; you can tell the guy is tugging it and hear it sorta pop out.
    Steps for Removing and Replacing the Hard Disk Drive

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    Another variant; notice the two screws securing the drive in this one.
    Steps for Removing and Replacing the Hard Drive

    Yes and right.
     
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  3. MikeTyson New Member

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    hahaa i love how in the first one when he eventually gets it out it starts playin like some porn star music
     
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    but yea, thanks :)
     
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    Laptop ide drives have 44 pin connections
    Desktop ide drives have 40 pin connections
    your need either a 44 to 40 pin adaptor or my preference is a 2 1/2" external usb enclosure
    just fit laptop hard drive to the enclosure plug the usb into your desktop system and recover your data.

    ps afterwards you got yourself an external backup drive
     
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    maybe i'm reading it too fast, but can't it also be a sata hardrive? in that case you don't have to worry bout 44 pin or 40 pin.
     
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    It was covered that it could be SATA or IDE, but the other poster was explaining that 2.5" and 3.5" IDE drives use different amounts of pins which was not mentioned.
     
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