Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • Connect, BE BRAVE - We Share Fishing Reports & Outdoor Information Here


            TURKEY CONTEST "Post Your Thoughts" - Leave YOUR mark, make each place you visit "a little better"! Post please......

        HSO Turkey Contest - Sign-up by April 1st. - Click Here.

        EMOJI those posts you 'appreciate, please...IF YOU WANT MORE LIKE IT HERE..'

        Have Fun!!!

BobT

Getting Files From Old Hdd

Recommended Posts

Our home PC finally bit the big one. It was a Dell Inspiron with Windows Vista OS. The HDD is about 140GB. The computer just stopped working. When I push the power button it doesn't do anything except the power button just momentarily flashes yellow and that's it. No other indication that power is on. Normally, it goes green and I hear fans and drives start running. I'm suspecting possibly a power supply issue. 

 

At any rate, I have realized it was getting time so I decided to finally upgrade. I was well pleased with the last one so I purchased another Dell Inspiron small desktop with Windows 10. I would like to try and connect my old hard drive to the new desktop to see if I could extract some files that I have on it.

 

How do I do this? Is it just a matter of plugging it in and accessing it like a USB flash drive?

 

Thanks,

 

Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The easiest way for an internal hard drive is to buy one of the kits that make it into an external drive, then plug it into the usb port.   

 

About 20 bucks on amazon.  

https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-External-Lay-Flat-Docking-EC-DFLT/dp/B00LS5NFQ2/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1541710967&sr=8-5&keywords=external+drive+enclosure

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BobT, depending on the interface of your Dell you can just take it out of the old PC and install it in the new one. I'm going to guess it's still SATA, but if your Dell is truly ancient then it may be IDE. It also just might be your power supply bit the dust. It may have the 5V necessary for the power button, but nothing on the 12 volt rails.

 

Del's advice works too if you want something portable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Nick Kuhn said:

BobT, depending on the interface of your Dell you can just take it out of the old PC and install it in the new one. I'm going to guess it's still SATA, but if your Dell is truly ancient then it may be IDE. It also just might be your power supply bit the dust. It may have the 5V necessary for the power button, but nothing on the 12 volt rails.

 

Del's advice works too if you want something portable.

The external drive is the easiest way, no matter what.    And ide aka parallel ATA was superceded in the early 2000's like 2001 or so.   Vista came out in 2007 (I looked it up) so SATA was in wide use before that.  

Besides, an external enclosure can be handy to have around.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the help. I was talking to our IT guys at work and they gave me a USB cable that I could connect directly to the HDD. Unfortunately, the cable was made to work with 2.5" HDD and not 3.5" which require 12v. My son is a bit of a geek and he and I will be looking at it tomorrow. He figures he can make something work with the stuff he has around. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Nick Kuhn said:

HDD size shouldn't matter, SATA connectors are SATA connectors. You should be able to make it work. 

If you are going to kludge a connection, you need to also provide the correct power.   I think 2.5 inch disks us 5volts while 3.5 also require 12.  That is why an external 2.5 can plug into a usb port while an external 3.5 has a wall wart power supply as well as the usb.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My son was able to gain access by connecting it to his desktop. It required 12v power to drive it. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/12/2018 at 7:28 AM, delcecchi said:

If you are going to kludge a connection, you need to also provide the correct power.   I think 2.5 inch disks us 5volts while 3.5 also require 12.  That is why an external 2.5 can plug into a usb port while an external 3.5 has a wall wart power supply as well as the usb.

 

I haven't bought one in a while but my old enclosure had a separate power supply to power the enclosure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Nick Kuhn said:

 

I haven't bought one in a while but my old enclosure had a separate power supply to power the enclosure.

That is how my 1T external HDD is. There is a 12v power supply and a USB connection.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now ↓↓↓ or ask your question and then register. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I’d say it depends on how fast we want results and what the public will tolerate.  I do think a closure during their most vulnerable time is worth serious consideration.  We close the season for other fish for the same reason.  Now we’re realizing the never ending supply of quality panfish does really have an end.   It’s really going to be up to us to understand and accept the facts about how we affect the fisheries.  Getting this information out there and talking with each other is a big help.  I personally know several people who have changed their view on filling the live well or bucket with the most and biggest panfish they can to self imposed limits.  But I also know several people who are still proud as can be to bring home that pile of upper end fish, and worse yet making several repeat trips and bringing others with to do the same.  It’s hard to tell friends what their doing isn’t helpful.   One group of people can substantially fish down smaller lakes in 1-3 years and they’re fine with that.  On to the next lake.  I literally heard that just yesterday.  The limit was dropped on that particular lake to 5 this spring and that has curbed the number of trips they’ve been taking out there.  To me, it doesn’t get to be any clearer than that.   Minky, your practice sounds like what we need to get that 10% group of takers to adopt.
    • Wanderer, any ideas? Would the reduced limit and one over 9 or 10 inches be enough? Should there be a short season closure in the late winter / early spring?  Only catch and release in May and June. I love catching them, eating a few and releasing the rest.
    • here is a new idea to try:  
    • I would have to say that Wanderer is the biggest turkey so he gets my vote. 😀
    • I was out at a local lake last night and found the gills on beds with a few crappies mixed in.  I was learning the lake and planned on keeping moving and targeting bass but couldn’t resist pulling a few pannies in.  As always it was fun but I didn’t keep any and ran into several beds. They were topping out at a solid 8 inches on the board.   As I moved along I could see someone down the line, I thought maybe he was fishing bass also but he didn’t move until I got within about 75 yards.  When I got to the spot he was fishing there was another set of beds but I couldn’t see a fish on them.  Threw my bait in and didn’t get bit.     I’ve been that guy before but I’ve seen that scenario play out too many times to be OK with it anymore.  I know the panfish get hammered all winter and that’s probably putting the biggest hurt on the population but stripping the beds is something we really need to curb IMO.
    • Yes - absolutely thank you to Borch for running this again!   And thanks to everyone who entered!  Having the contest and getting some encouragement helped me get more back in tune to the spring turkey season than I have been lately.  And learn the lesson (again) to not under estimate what’s available and what can happen for anyone.
    • Yes- a cheap go pro knock off. 
    • Congrats Wanderer!  Thanks once again Borch for doing this. 
    • If I could only keep 5 or 10 sunnies this size (around 7 1/2) for the increased chance to catch & release 10+ inch sunnies it would be worth it!
    • Congrats Wanderer!  Shoot Rick a PM to make arrangements for your prize.     Thanks everyone!  It was a challenging but fun season.
  • Topics

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.