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I have a bunch of old hard drives from old pc's, and I would like to move data from it to my computer. I figure there must be a usb connectors to do that. Would you recommend where to get it and how to use it?

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I have this SATA/IDE to USB adapter. Works great for this kind of thing since it fits old IDE drives as well as SATA drives and you don't need to open up your computer - $20.

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These are awesome –  emgee Oct 3 '09 at 23:43
    
It really is a great resource to have, external hard drives can be expensive. –  John T Oct 3 '09 at 23:47
    
Don't know how I ever lived without mine. Every now & then I'll clone my C:\ drive to a spare sitting in the desk drawer. Waiting for that day when my main drive dies, since it's almost 4 years old and has a lot of hours on it. –  Patriot Oct 4 '09 at 0:54
    
+1 same thing i'd recommend. if that's the same as mine it also fits 2.5" IDE drives (laptop-style) which is extremely handy. –  quack quixote Oct 4 '09 at 1:33
    
+10 ordered it on amazon though. Do you get commission? –  Andrei Chikatilo Oct 4 '09 at 2:31

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