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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-03-2015, 13:44 Thread Starter
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Hard drive caddy

I have just taken a Western digital hard drive out of my old PC,I think its 3.5".


Anyone know of a good make of caddy to put it into to extract old doc's and photo's or any other simple way to use in future?
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I have one of these:

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/prod...s/category/86/

I've used it to move data from old hard drives when updating laptops, also to retrieve files from a friend's drive when her laptop died. It also acts as a card reader and I can use one of the old drives docked in it as additional safety backup for photos etc, in addition to my external USB/HDDs. You can never have too many backups!

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I was looking at a caddy on ebay but the item in your link looks very good.


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that looks good Roger, bet it doesn't read Iomega Zip discs


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I have ordered the one Roger linked hope it works.
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Make sure you know what type of drive it is


Whoops..Edit: I should type quicker..I was slow getting a picture for you....hope your drive is a Sata
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Thanks for that it is a PATA will now try to cancel.
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damnation ... sorry I was not quicker replying....mostly new computers have Sata drives so it may come in handy in the future ...(if you cannot cancel).

I use a bit of kit like this one from amazon ...but it is not really a "caddy" ...it is just used as a temp connection to strip out data from old drives when upgrading computers it does not have a power adaptor supplied but you do need one ...I will look for another that comes complete.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/DIGIFLEX-SATA-Adapter-Cable-Hard/dp/B004JO1Z52/ref=pd_sim_computers_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=10AS8XM3Z8GZYF1Q0R30

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Here is one with a power pack included:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Meiego-Interface-Converter-Adapter-Computer/dp/B00AYANXD2/ref=sr_1_15?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1425311294&sr=1-15&keywords=SATA+IDE+to+USB+Adapter

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If you can get 7 Day shop to alter the order ...here is a caddy that seems to offer to do both:

http://www.7dayshop.com/products/dyn...SB-HD3.5SI-1-A

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