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A Brain Transfer? Is That Possible?

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by Ron, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Ron

    Ron Flightless Bird

    I have just bought a Dell laptop after a serious accident with some
    liquid left my HP Armada 700 effectively dead. In the past, I would've
    used a peer-to-peer network to transfer my old files from the HP to a
    new laptop but with the HP laptop brain dead that option isn't gonna
    work.

    The motherboard is dead but the hard drive is probably still
    functional; does anyone know if the HP's hard drive can be physically
    transferred over to the Dell either to be used by itself or as a
    second HD for the Dell?

    Ron
     
  2. Roger Mills

    Roger Mills Flightless Bird

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion, Ron
    <ryon@dslnorthwest.net> wrote:
    > I have just bought a Dell laptop after a serious accident with some
    > liquid left my HP Armada 700 effectively dead. In the past, I would've
    > used a peer-to-peer network to transfer my old files from the HP to a
    > new laptop but with the HP laptop brain dead that option isn't gonna
    > work.
    >
    > The motherboard is dead but the hard drive is probably still
    > functional; does anyone know if the HP's hard drive can be physically
    > transferred over to the Dell either to be used by itself or as a
    > second HD for the Dell?
    >
    > Ron


    What you need is an enclosure which converts a (presumably 2.5"?) hard drive
    into an external USB-based drive. You can then plug it into a USB port on
    the Dell, and transfer your files.

    I don't know where you are geographically. In the UK, I'd go for some thing
    like:
    http://maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=221180
    but the equivalent is likely to be available wherever you are.
    --
    Cheers,
    Roger
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  3. John Doue

    John Doue Flightless Bird

    On 4/26/2010 11:16 AM, Roger Mills wrote:
    > In an earlier contribution to this discussion, Ron
    > <ryon@dslnorthwest.net> wrote:
    >> I have just bought a Dell laptop after a serious accident with some
    >> liquid left my HP Armada 700 effectively dead. In the past, I would've
    >> used a peer-to-peer network to transfer my old files from the HP to a
    >> new laptop but with the HP laptop brain dead that option isn't gonna
    >> work.
    >>
    >> The motherboard is dead but the hard drive is probably still
    >> functional; does anyone know if the HP's hard drive can be physically
    >> transferred over to the Dell either to be used by itself or as a
    >> second HD for the Dell?
    >>
    >> Ron

    >
    > What you need is an enclosure which converts a (presumably 2.5"?) hard drive
    > into an external USB-based drive. You can then plug it into a USB port on
    > the Dell, and transfer your files.
    >
    > I don't know where you are geographically. In the UK, I'd go for some thing
    > like:
    > http://maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=221180
    > but the equivalent is likely to be available wherever you are.


    This type of enclosure is very easy to find, any computer store will
    carry it. The thing to keep in mind when you buy it is, the type of your
    HD. Is it IDE or SATA?

    There also exists a set of cables which allow to do this connecting and
    which allow both IDE and SATA. It is bit messy to use because of the
    cables, but the big plus is this duality and the fact it accomodates
    both 2.5 and 3.5 format. Plus heat is not an issue since the HD is not
    .... enclosed, obviously.

    Something which can come in handy. I bought one at Compusa in Florida
    but I would guess it is less easy to find than an enclosure.
    --
    John Doue
     
  4. Roger Mills

    Roger Mills Flightless Bird

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion, John Doue
    <notwobe@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On 4/26/2010 11:16 AM, Roger Mills wrote:
    >> In an earlier contribution to this discussion, Ron
    >>
    >> I don't know where you are geographically. In the UK, I'd go for
    >> something like:
    >> http://maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=221180
    >> but the equivalent is likely to be available wherever you are.

    >
    > This type of enclosure is very easy to find, any computer store will
    > carry it. The thing to keep in mind when you buy it is, the type of
    > your HD. Is it IDE or SATA?
    >


    Indeed. The enclosure I cited is ok with either type - but others may not
    be.
    --
    Cheers,
    Roger
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  5. Ron

    Ron Flightless Bird

    On Apr 26, 2:45 am, "Roger Mills" <watt.ty...@googlemail.com> wrote:
    > In an earlier contribution to this discussion, John Doue
    >
    > <notw...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > On 4/26/2010 11:16 AM, Roger Mills wrote:
    > >> In an earlier contribution to this discussion, Ron

    >
    > >> I don't know where you are geographically. In the UK, I'd go for
    > >> something like:
    > >>http://maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=221180
    > >> but the equivalent is likely to be available wherever you are.

    >
    > > This type of enclosure is very easy to find, any computer store will
    > > carry it. The thing to keep in mind when you buy it is, the type of
    > > your HD. Is it IDE or SATA?

    >
    > Indeed. The enclosure I cited is ok with either type - but others may not
    > be.
    > --
    > Cheers,
    > Roger
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    > Please reply to Newsgroup. Whilst email address is valid, it is seldom
    > checked.


    Thanks for the suggestions, guys; much appreciated. :)

    Ron
     

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