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POWER SUPPLY I need to replace a power supply (Power Man Model No. FSP235-60GTW). I need to download information from my hard drive. Is there a better way than buying a new power supply? My new computer doesn't have the proper connections for my hard drive.

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Another option you have, would be to purchase an external enclosure for the hard drive and it would then connect via USB cable. These enclosures are usually about $30, and the device works quite well as an external drive as long as you have USB 2.0

This would enable you to access all the information on that drive *and* you could use it as a backup drive for your main hard drive as well.

Good Luck!

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