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I have 160 GB SATA harddrive in my PC, but my PC is not working. I want to copy my SATA hard drive data to my laptop. Is it possible to connect my pc hard drive to a laptop via USB?

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You need to a USB to SATA/IDE adapter.

You can find them cheaper than $20. Like this one on Amazon for $15. Here another USB to SATA/IDE one for $10.

I found a great video that explains the entire processing from connecting your hard drive to your laptop USB.

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Sure you can do it! And I advise to have such a connector at home for emergency situations. Try something like this SATA TO USB ADAPTER

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You can connect it but with usb adapters see below links

http://www.cooldrives.com/usb2to4hddex.html http://www.awd-it.co.uk/icy-box-ib-290stusd-b-aluminium-enclosure-2.5-sata-hard-drive-usb-and-esata-3.5-frame.html

2nd way is to buy a crossover lan cable, share the data and copy all of it. It is cheapest

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119152

I got one of these almost two years ago and it's been perfect for connecting arbitrary hard drives via USB. Supports both SATA and older IDE drives.

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