11-24-2010 03:11 AM
I had a old e-machine with the following internal hard drive installed:-
Seagate Ultra ATA u seeries 9 80 Gbytes model ST3800`1A
80 - conductor
I need to buy a caddy or something to install it into that has usb connectivity to transfer it over but as this is an ATA drive can someone tell me what I should get please?
Also, will it read the whole contents of the hard drive including the programmes so I can transfer absolutely everything?
someone told me you can only access your documents, files, music and pictures
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11-24-2010 06:58 AM
It all depends on how you get the data onto the hard drive that you'll have put in the USB caddy.
Here is how to get the whole C: drive transferred over to the USB caddy - http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/
11-24-2010 07:39 AM
Simply undo the PC case, set the drive to slave mode with the jumper and use a spare power plug in the case to power the drive and connect the drive to an existing ide ribbon, transfer the data, and after put it all back as it was, or you could leave it in as a storage drive, hth.
11-24-2010 09:37 AM
Sorry too complicated for me.
I have the hard drive out of the old computer. I just want to know what sort of enclosure of caddy to buy.
I am confused by the sizes quoted as mine measure 4" across and they sell 2.5" or 3.5"?
I need something that will plug and play without too much trouble.
11-24-2010 09:39 AM
That is worth looking into but I need ot know what kind of enclosure/caddy to buy so I do not waste money.
If mine measures 4" across why does the largest enclosure say 3.5"?
Thanks for the advice
11-24-2010 05:44 PM - edited 11-24-2010 05:49 PM
That's a 3.5 mate, and make sure it's an ide one if it's an ide drive,sata if it's sata, so if it's got a L shaped connector for the sata lead and power hook, it'll ba a sata drive, or yeel be a runnin back and forth to tha shop
11-25-2010 04:36 AM
Right 3.5" IDE ATA Hard Drive enclosure/caddy powered via. USB should do it then.
Just hope I can get all my files and maybe programme off it and will try the previous answer for that.
Many thanks All