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Angriff
07-20-2011, 02:59 PM
I got a new computer a while back, and I kept the old hard drive to eventually transfer the data over. Well now I'm wanting to, but I can't really figure it out. For the old hard drive I need a Sata cable, but where does the other end of the cable go? I always assumed USB's were involved, but now I'm not sure.

CWO Sharkey
07-20-2011, 03:08 PM
I use this

Inland USB2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter Storage controller- IDE / Serial ATA-150- 150 MBps (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&xhr=t&q=sata+to+usb+adapter&cp=12&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1366&bih=575&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=9485045192101622072&sa=X&ei=yV8nTuL1L8fY0QG44_nyCg&sqi=2&ved=0CEMQ8gIwAA)

Angriff
07-20-2011, 03:17 PM
And a big thank you Sir. I'll go check Radio Shack or Best Buy tomorrow.

missinhim*
07-20-2011, 04:46 PM
call my dad..LOL

torspo[fin]
07-22-2011, 02:31 PM
call my dad..LOL
call me... no wait... nvm..

missinhim*
07-22-2011, 06:08 PM
;44558']call me... no wait... nvm..

haha you don't want me to call me:(???? LOL

Angriff
07-24-2011, 06:09 PM
I use this

Inland USB2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter Storage controller- IDE / Serial ATA-150- 150 MBps (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&xhr=t&q=sata+to+usb+adapter&cp=12&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1366&bih=575&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=9485045192101622072&sa=X&ei=yV8nTuL1L8fY0QG44_nyCg&sqi=2&ved=0CEMQ8gIwAA)

Best Buy didn't have these and Radio Shack said it would cost me $70.00. Guess I gotta get online.

xstatic69x
12-20-2011, 09:52 PM
Best Buy didn't have these and Radio Shack said it would cost me $70.00. Guess I gotta get online.

go to newegg.com they have the cheapest products, i build computers for the LOL's and i get all my hardware, wires, etc. from there

Angriff
12-20-2011, 10:39 PM
I was actually just thinking about this thread last week. Strange.

Yeah I still haven't taken care of any of this. My wife's got the desktop and all that good stuff. So when she gets here I'll have to do some ordering. Only problem is I can't remember what kinds of pictures I still had on that hard drive. It's the one I used before we got married and I don't know if I deleted the....others.

MSG Glenn
12-21-2011, 02:37 PM
Now why in the world would you delete pictures from before you were married, hmm? lol.

68 Tet Vet
01-26-2012, 08:39 PM
Most SATA motherboards have dual SATA connectors on-board. Just plug the old unit into the unused port and you should be fine. If you can't see it when you fire the machine up, go to your BIOS settings and see if it has a special section for SATA channel enables. If so, be sure that both channels are enabled, then reboot. If your MB has only a single SATA port, then use a 4-16GB flash drive (depending on the size of the files you want to transfer) in a USB port, disconnect the current drive, then transfer everything to the Flash drive. (However, to do so, you will have had to have a system loaded on the old drive!) Replace the original drive back on-line, then retransfer the data from the Flash to your new hard drive. Good luck!