How to transfer data from a dead laptop to desktop

Hess66

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so what the brand name or type I need for a PATA HDD to do the transfer? Can someone provide a link or point me in the right direction?
 

drapacioli

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clicking the link brings up a video? Weird, it doesn't do that for me at all...Ok, type in "Rosewill RX35-AT-IU BLK Aluminum 3.5-Inch IDE to USB 2.0 External Enclosure (Black)" on the amazon search bar and it should be the first one you see on the results page. Note if you're not using amazon's US page (amazon.COM), it might not be listed.
 

Hess66

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It was an older desk top. The main drive died and the other drive where I had all the pictures and music is fine, but I need to get that off. The drive says PATA 8 mb Western Digital Drive.
 

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What is the model number of the drive? You can take a picture of it if you're not sure which one that is. I just want to make sure I'm directing you to the right type of enclosure.
 

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Okay, I was confused because your title says you wanted to transfer from a "dead laptop to desktop"

If you're in the US, you can pick this up for cheap and plug it into your laptop: http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-RX35-AT-IU-BLK-Aluminum-Enclosure/dp/B004BU6ITW/

It's more expensive than the 2.5" ones, but that's the nature of the desktop hard drives.
 

drapacioli

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clicking the link brings up a video? Weird, it doesn't do that for me at all...Ok, type in "Rosewill RX35-AT-IU BLK Aluminum 3.5-Inch IDE to USB 2.0 External Enclosure (Black)" on the amazon search bar and it should be the first one you see on the results page. Note if you're not using amazon's US page (amazon.COM), it might not be listed.
 

Hess66

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I did and bought it. I appreciate all your help and all the time you spent answering my questions. When the computer died, I panicked. I called best buy and they wanted to charge me 100. I thought no way, there has to be another solution. So I joined this site and problem solved. Thanks again!
 
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