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06-06-2012 06:42 PM
I have a dead hp pavilion dv5 1135ee with an eSATA connector, can I get a cable and transfer the data from the dead laptop to a new one using eSATA?
note: I read somewhere that I should use a hardware enclosure, I bought 2 of them from ebay (sata and IDE) and they both didn't fit.
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06-07-2012 07:06 PM
No, that won't work. Are you sure the hard drive is good?
I use one of these to connect the hard drive to another PC to copy data off to another storage device.
06-09-2012 08:03 AM
No, that adapter plugs directly to the hard drive, no enclosure needed, its a temporary way to get your data off of the drive, I don't recommend using it all the time.
I recommend it because it works with most all hard drives, enclosures have to be the correct one for your hard drive, its harder to find the correct enclosure.
06-09-2012 11:14 PM - edited 06-09-2012 11:15 PM
Your hdd probably has a plastic adapter across the pins which prevent it from plugging into the enclosure.At least most HP laptop hdd's that I have worked on do. Try to wiggle/slide the adapter off the pins. Don't toss it away because you will need it on a replacement hdd for your laptop if you are buying another.
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