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My husband has a 14 year old Dell computer. He purchased an Acomdata external drive around 2007. He is desirous of transferring the data from the internal drive on his old computer to his Acomdata e

My husband has a 14 year old Dell computer. He purchased an Acomdata external drive around 2007. He is desirous of transferring the data from the internal drive on his old computer to his Acomdata external drive and then transfer it to a new computer he has just purchased. Is this possible?

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He should be able to do that , Doris. Although it may be a slow process. His external hard drive is equipped with USB version 2.0. If his old computer is version 1.0 it may take a while. The good news is that the two versions are compatible. you can read more about USB here. P.S. I've done this many times with my external drive.
USB Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Posted on Nov 20, 2014

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dont copy any data from or too the disk then use recover software. like Recover My Files, and if you copy any data to that disk it will damage the data you want.

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Hi,

There are several ways but the easiest would be to use an external USB interface such as a VANTEC CB-ISATAU2 SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter or any comparable product. This would provide the IDE connections to your old hard drive as well as a USB cord to your new PC's USB port. This is of course assuming that all you would want is access to the files/data in the old hard drive.

If your plan is to use the old hard drive as the master (meaning you want to boot from it and use your old OS with its settings on the new PC), chances are you would need to reinstall/repair the old OS since it would not run in the new PC.

If you want to install the old HD as a permanent device inside the new PC, you would need an IDE connector and install the old HD as a secondary master/slave.

If you just need to copy/move files from the old HD to the new PC, the initial method would be your best bet. The interface can be borrowed for a one time use.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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i really doubt that you can use it as an internal drive..
i would guess that changing the battery source would be your best bet.. so try to send it for repairment..
the other thing that could have happened is that you lost your entire information from some sort of burnment... that also can happen on internal disk when a power failure comes..
so if you have really really important information and need to take it back, you could try changing the plates to another one of the same model and rescue the info from there..
and yes.. it is insane and extremely hard to do.. but there is a group of people on the internet that specialice on getting information from disk and stuff..... they once got some info from a disquette that got cutted with a pair of sisccors, what they did was put all the pieces of the disk back together with scotch tape and put everything back into another flopply disk case..and it worked... so my theory of changing the plates is quite posible, but somewhat unnesesary for the huge ammount of work...

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Hi,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

T your concern:

  • initially, pls verify that it is indeed an external storage problem rather than a laptop USB issue by trying other USB devices and determine if they are recognized and working;
  • disassemble the enclosure of the Acomdata external hard drive and remove the actual hard drive;
  • you would need the use of a 2nd PC, a desktop that could accommodate the HD from the Acomdata (IDE or SATA);
  • install the HD from the Acomdata as a Secondary Master or Slave internally to the 2nd PC;
  • boot the 2nd PC and determine if the HD from the Acomdata will be recognized as a local drive;
  • chances are that the partition of the HD from the Acomdata was messed up. This would explain the blinking blue light;
  • download and install a file recovery program. An example is GetDataBack (unfortunately not a freeware but DEMO is available) and do a recovery. It would take some time based on the size of the HD from the Acomdata;
  • temporarily save the recovered data in the 2nd PC. You can burn this likewise into a DVD backup should the 2nd PC be capable of that;
  • after recovery, re-partition and format the HD from the Acomdata while still attached to the 2nd PC;
  • should the re-partition and format be successful, you can transfer back the temporarily saved recovered files;
  • a nice, simple, fast and safe partitioning/formatting software is Partition Magic (unfortunately not a freeware but FREE TRIAL is available).
  • should the re-partition and format be not successful, you can replace only the HD and/or claim warranty.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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Hi,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

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