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What kind of equiptment/utility could be used to read data from a laptop HDD extracted from an old laptop. I have a laptop of my own and want to view any data that can be recovered from an old HDD extratced from an old laptop . It uses SATA connectors. I am unsure what if any hardware/tools could be used to hook the old HDD to my current laptop and view the data. Any suggestions?
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The OP only mentioned he had a laptop, so connecting it internally to a Desktop PC may not be possible, and may be more technical than he's willing to get in any case. An external USB dock is the easiest option, but not the cheapest.
Well, if he was able to identify the disk problem and get the disk out of laptop plus write a question on EE, I assume he knows more about PCs.
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if he was able to identify the disk problem and get the disk out of laptop plus write a question on EE, I assume he knows more about PCs
He did not write that he identified the disk problem, nor that he got the disk out of the laptop himself. He also specifically asked about hooking the disk to his laptop, not a desktop/tower PC.
Methinks you assume too much.
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Well, then such connector should be enouh: http://www.amazon.com/Anker®-Converter-Adapter-Cable-included/dp/B005B3VO24/ref=sr_1_sc_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1420028998&sr=1-7-spell&keywords=Satato+usb.
Or you can connect the drive to your current laptop (see if you can connect second HDD instead if DVD device) and if second drive is not an option - connect the old drive instead of current one.
Then boot the laptop from a CD such as Parted Magic or Paragon Rescue Kit Free - browse the drive and copy the data out to external USB drive.