How To Connect And Get Data Off A Hard Drive

How to Recover Data from USB Hard Drive

If you have changed your computer to a new one, you can still use the hard drive from your old computer. There might be so much information on your old hard drive and you badly want to access the data present on it. We have a few solutions for you, and you can make use of one or all the methods until you get your data from the hard drive.

Method 1: Find A External Adapter

  • Using an adapter can be useful to connect and get the data from your old hard drive.
  • You can find numerous products like the Anker USB 3.0 dock on the Internet.
  • By using the dock, you can plug the hard drive to your PC whenever you want to use it.

Method 2: Disk Enclosure

With the help of the disk enclosure, you can directly connect the hard drive to a different PC, making it look like an external hard drive.

  • Connect the enclosure to the hard drive.
  • Get a USB cable that matches the pin on the hard drive.
  • Connect it to the PC and you will see the hard drive detected in the This PC window.
  • You can easily retrieve the data from the hard drive and save it to the computer.

Method 3: Manual Installation

The manual installation should be done under supervision.

  • Turn off the computer or the laptop.
  • Remove the battery if it is a laptop.
  • Locate the hard drive compartment on the laptop.
  • Use a screwdriver based on the screws locking the drive in the laptop.
  • Unscrew and set aside the screws in a safe place.
  • Insert or slide the hard drive into its compartment.
  • Screw the drive to the compartment to hold it.