How to Temporarily Connect a Hard Drive to Recover Data

Temporarily connecting a hard drive to your computer is necessary, for example, when trying to directly transfer data off an old or broken computer to a working model. The fact that the drive will not be permanently housed in the system means you don’t have to worry about mounting it, in case you shave a few valuable minutes off the total connection time. Things You’ll Need
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Turn off the system and unplug it.
two

Remove the screws on the back of the case and pull out the case side panel.
3

Take a replacement IDE or SATA connector from the motherboard and connect it to the data port on the back of the drive.
4

Take a replacement Molex power connector from the power supply and connect it to the power port on the back of the unit.
5

Set the drive in the background of your case and restart the system.

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