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I need to know how to retrieve my files from an old hard drive on a new laptop or desktop, how & where do i install it, the prongs don't seem to match.

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You will need a few items to get data off of your old Hard-Drive.
If you have already removed the old hard-drive you'll need something like this:

to attach to another machine to extract the data.

Your old HDD will act like a external hard-drive and you can retrieve your data that way.

Hope that helps

Posted on Nov 08, 2012


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What software did you use for the cloning?
Ghost is the preferred method.
Be sure to choose a disk to disk clone, not a partition clone.
It sounds like you may have created a 20G partition and left 40G unallocated.
Partition Magic may also take care of the problem, if you have access to a copy.

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SOURCE: I just pulled a 2.5

you should download Seatools on a working machine.....its a diagnostic program for Seagate drives.

Let it scan the drive in question, because it sounds like it could possibly be bad. The jumper settings dont come into play when hooking it up via usb!

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