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Posted: 4/24/2011 6:52:31 AM EDT
I have a few old computers of various vintages.

Is it possible to take the hard drives out of these computers, hook them to a wiring device in order to use them as a USB plug-in on a new computer?

I'd just like to pull photo's off of these hard drives.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 4/24/2011 7:32:35 AM EDT
I have used this adapter to transfer data from old hard drives. It will handle IDE hard drives (Including laptop drives) and SATA drives:

Hard drive adapter

You can also get external hard drive enclosures and turn the old hard drives into backup drives......
Link Posted: 4/24/2011 7:57:08 AM EDT
I have one of these for such use:



http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-USB-DSC5-3-5-Inch-Converter-Adapter/dp/B000HJ99DI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1303660686&sr=8-1



You can also buy USB hard drive enclosures if you want to use the hard drive as an external drive.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 5:12:36 PM EDT
THANK YOU for the information!!!  
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