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After Drive is out...now what : )

Hi there...thanx for your info on this harddrive. I have the HDD out of the case and notice there is a short Sata wire....how do i connect this HDD to my PC to see is it will start up and i can recover my files. p.s. my pc does have (2) sata ports (sata1 and sata2)...i did connect once but my pc wouldn't open up ( just black screen)...can you assistme?.thanx Stan ( fortifier@hotmail.com )

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  • fortifier Nov 09, 2008

    Thanx...i'll try it out

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You will need to find a SATA cable. Usually there are some supplied with motherboard.

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