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MK1637GSX from a laptop, trying to attach it to a desktop for data recovery. Wondering if its possible and if so, what parts I need to do so

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Go to a computer retail store and ask for an IDE / SATA to USB adapter, make sure it has fittings on the end for both 2.5" and 3.5" EIDE drives. You plug either the ide end or the sata end to the adapter head and plug the usb cable into the host computer. The host then reads it as an external HDD

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