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My old desktop computer died yesterday, I want to take some of the information out from my internal hard drive to my laptop, I was checking around and I found this adapter (Wiretek USB2.0 to IDE / SATA Adapter):

Is this the best way to connect it? or it is possible to find something cheaper and/or better?

Thank you


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The first thing to check is whether it might be the hard drive that died. As one of the main moving parts to a PC, hard drives are also one of the parts that are more prone to failure.

If it turns out you have a good drive, then using an enclosure is certainly one option. But there's no need to spend $50 for it. You can get by for as little as $15:

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Thank you so much! – user13257 Oct 5 '09 at 16:28

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