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I have an old HD from a Dell laptop I used to have. Is there anyway of hooking that up to my desk top PC an a temp. basis so that I can get some old files.

The old laptop HD is a IBM OEM Model DSOA-20810 E33252 S

If its possible, could you pls advise what time of HD adapter I would need?

Thanks in Advance.
Lyndon
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by:Callandor
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Yes you can, use one of these 2.5" to 3.5" adapters: http://www.compuplus.com/insidepage.php3?id=1000197
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by:Lyndon1
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Whew...didnt think it would be that easy.

Here is part 2. for another 500 points.

Is there some kind of adapter (USB, firewire) to hook this old HD to a new laptop, without removing the existing HD that is in the new laptop.

That way I could boot from the existing HD within the laptop, then plug in the old one and get the files I need.

Tks,
Lyndon
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Get a USB/Firewire enclosure for 2.5" laptop drives:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-145-124&depa=0
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