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Trying to retrieve information from an IDE drive

How can i put my IDE hard drive in another IDE compatible computer to retrieve the information? I know how to install it into the tower, but i cant see whats on the hard drive. I can also see it on the Device list but dont know what to do after that? Any help??

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Was it formatted Mac or PC?


Its for PC


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Using an external adapter may be the way to go. You can hook it up and plug into a USB port to access it. Here's where and what to get:

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+ Ralph Use one of those myself frequently.


Yep, or you could do that :]


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With IDE, you have to set master or slaves. If the old drive is on the same cable as the new drive, you must set the jumpers on the back of the drive to either master for new one, slave for old one; OR set it to Cable select, in which case, you need to put the new drive on the end of the cable, old drive in the middle cable port.

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