How to transfer info from HDD on old PC?

By josbd
Jan 24, 2006
  1. A friend of mine needs to transfer the contents of a hard drive on an old PC to a portable HDD. He isnt very technically minded, and lives miles from me, otherwise I would slave the hdd and do it that way. He does own a portable HDD, but obviously this has a usb lead which is not compatible with the old PC, since it doesnt have a usb connector. Is there a straightforward way of connecting the two, say with a serial to usb connector, or similar?

    Any advice would be more than welcome!

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Nope, no straightforward way. Some more methods:

    An IDE HD enclosure with PC parallel port interface
    Another computer (with USB) and a network connection
    An USB controller card. (PCI or PCMCIA)
  3. josbd

    josbd TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 195

    Damn... didn't think it would be that easy!!

    Perhaps I had better get him to parcel post it up to me, much simpler!

    Thanks very much indeed for your speedy help!
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