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Need to install a seagate 7200.9 hard drive from a dell computer into another computer.

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  • amryform Aug 15, 2008

    The Dell Sagate HD Barracuda has a data cable for SATA BUT the power cable is a15 pin flat keyed cable rather than the standard power connector on the other computer. I was wondering if it is possible to use this HD in another computer to access info on it as the PSU on the Dell HAS FAILED?

  • amryform Aug 16, 2008

    Hi Steve,

    The Dell Seagate HD Barracuda has a data cable for SATA BUT the power cable is a15 pin flat keyed cable rather than the standard 5 pin power connector on the other computer. I was wondering if it is possible to use this HD in the other computer to access info on it as the PSU on the Dell HAS FAILED.

    Fred

  • cspgmg
    cspgmg May 11, 2010

    Is it SCSI or IDE drive, if SCSI, do you have a SCSI Card installed in your Dell PC.

  • Steve Si
    Steve Si May 11, 2010

    What is the problem?

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I don't quite understand what you are asking?

If you have a SATA drive then you need to connect it to a computer that has a SATA interface. You obviously also need to power it from that computer.

Since you haven't told me what the problem is or what the 'other' computer is, I can't really give you much more info.

Assuming you have a SATA interface on the 'other computer' and you have a suitable power cable adaptor from 5-pin to 15-pin (which you may be able to take off of the Dell) then of course you can connect the drive.

Are you are asking, is it possible to boot the other computer using this drive - answer unlikely.
Are you asking is it possible to connect this drive as a 2nd hard disk onto the 'other computer' and get the data off of it? Answer - yes.





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