Ways of Copying notebook drive to PC
Posted on 2004-10-19
How can I adapt a notebook drive to my PC if I want to copy files or image the disk? Assume the notebook won't run due to other problems than the hard drive. Can I drop the notebook drive loosely in a PC's drive caddy; will it connect to the same connector (ATA)? If not is there an adapter? Power connector is the same? I don't have the notebook drive out yet is why the seemingly silly questions so I'm not sure if they are different connections. Not very familliar with the little drives.
If the notebook were functioning, and it had a firewire or USB2 (or even USB1... though very slow) I suppose I would just connect to an external hard drive for transferring or imaging.
Does it hurt if the notebook drive isn't screwed down in the caddy? I could temporarily fix it in place using farmboy enineering like a block of something so it can't vibrate.