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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:01 pm 
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My old laptop has a lot of pictures and music on it.
I need to use a caddy.
What's the best one to use / buy and how does it work?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:15 pm 
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After my Mac had issues I bought a 1tb toshiba. Worked fine. It holds mirror of Mac.

https://www.google.co.uk/aclk?sa=L&ai=D ... IJg&adurl=

If you and get drive out of old laptop you should be able to mount it as an external drive on new one and transfer. Presuming it’s not the drive that’s damaged.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:21 pm 
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My lad bought something like this in a similar situation when our HP laptop died

https://www.amazon.co.uk/DIGIFLEX-Drive ... B002UZO07C

Then removed the drive from the laptop, stuck it in the caddy and hooked it up to his Pc and took the data off it.....

If there's nothing dodgy about the data it might be easier to get a local shop to do it.

Ps. Edited for gender correctness :)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:36 pm 
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Lady, his?

Sorry twitching here.


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What model/year is the laptop?

I use something like this to access files on numerous drives.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:07 am 
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I bought one of THESE to play musical discs with a couple of laptop drives. It also works with big sata drives. Think I paid 1.99 but I bought one that was already in the UK;-)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:58 pm 
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If your current PC or laptop has USB 3 ports, it may be enough to power the drive through the USB port and you can use a cable like this:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-3-0-To-S ... SwVqlaH-IM

Otherwise you can get an adapter kit with a power supply, like this:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB2-0-to-SA ... 2585097707


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:41 pm 
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Thanks.
We have got an external hard drive.
Laptop is about 2007 I think, it's an hp one, new laptop is also hp and does have 3 USB ports.
Them cables look like a cheap way of doing it.
Will get the model number or a pic of the old laptop.
Will get the drive from it also.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:09 pm 
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Yo dudes, borrowed this>
Will let you know how it goes.

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Yo dudes, borrowed this>


Can it do four slices in one go?


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