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I have a laptop hard drive I want to retrieve information off of..

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    Is it SATA or IDE?

    The end of a SATA drive looks like this
    The end of an IDE drive looks like this



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If you are talking about deleted files then google.retrieve lost data or something along those lines.

or even use www.download.com and look for it there. becareful as most of them will ask for funds after download but there are free one's out there just keep looking..

if this is not what you mean by retrieve data then pls clarify further as to what you need :)

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