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Failed hard drive

Can take the data disk out of one hard drive and put it in another one of the same model ?

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  • leon2161 Dec 31, 2008

    I have the same problem with a paraguda hdd 640MB and I don't want to loose data. If in case I get the same hdd and change the disks inside from the defective one, can I get the data??

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It is possible, but you will need the EXACT same model, down to the component board revision in some cases. And those can be very hard to find. One thing you can try is put the drive in the freezer overnight (in an airtight bag of course). Then install the dive in an external tray as extra storage, it may work long enough to get the data you need. If you can use an external tray with a USB interface you can hot swap so the drive runs as little as possible.
Here is one possible enclosure - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153066

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If i understand correctly, the HD you have now is not damaged in any manner  and you want to transfer the hd to another computer. 
If it has an windows OS on it almost al the hard ware including the cpu woudl have to be exactly the same . then the answer is yes. If it is a data ont drive w/o and win OS . then yes any computer as a slave or extra drive. 
If refering to moving the data from one disk to another using the same computer wanting a new Hard drive with the windows on it the answer is yeas but it take special software such as TRUE IMAGE home as an example. 
I hope I understood corrctly. If not please let me know.

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