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namrfumot
04-21-12, 05:41 PM
My gf's laptop died. I removed the HD (sata) but now need a cord so I can turn it into a USB drive and take off her info.

Exactly what type of cord do I need? I don't want the whole enclosure...

The Cow
04-21-12, 06:07 PM
This kind of thing comes in handy:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119152

namrfumot
04-21-12, 06:09 PM
Thanks!

printerati
04-21-12, 08:14 PM
I am partial to this one, which has saved me on several occasions. It also supports laptop and desktop drives (but only hard drives):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182221

That said, why wouldn't you want to put the drive in a permanent enclosure and use it as an external backup for a new laptop? It would also be the cheapest option.