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Old 06-11-02, 02:34 PM
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Laptop hard drive caddies

Does anyone know of laptop hard drive caddies? What I'm looking for is to be able to access a laptop hard drive that's basically hosed (but I can still scrap off some data off of it via floppy drive - but many files are quite larger than 1.44M, thus my need to access the HD via another means). I would stick the problematic HD into the caddy, and connect it to another PC/laptop that is connected to a network where I would be able to dump the files onto a file server, and would restore those files after the HD is replaced with a new OS load.

Are there any USB caddies, or would I be stuck with a parallel port caddy?
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Old 06-11-02, 02:49 PM
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I know you can find these for about $6 but I forgot where


http://www.cablesnmor.com/hard-drive-converter.html


it converts the 44 pin laptop format to a standard 40pin with power connector that will allow you to put a laptop harddrive into a standard desktop.

Drop it in as the secondary drive and copy data to the primary drive or network drive. We do it all the time.
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Old 06-11-02, 03:05 PM
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If you are willing to open up a PC case and install the HD as a secondary drive, you could use this:
http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=HD-108

It's only a few bucks, but it lacks the convenience you are looking for.

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Old 06-11-02, 03:06 PM
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Thanks for the link! I went ahead and ordered the mucho expensive model, I'll just expense it.
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