Accessing info from HDD in dead PC

By Godper
Jan 21, 2008
  1. I have an oldish PC (circa 2000) which has died.

    It ran Windows ME. The HDD is Seagate. [40GB Seagate St340823A]

    I am wondering if I can salvage the HDD, at least to the extent of recovering some data from it.

    I realise that one way would be to take another PC, and to add the drive in there.

    But I was wondering if it is possible to buy an external hard drive and to use that instead.

    Ideally, I'd like to know if there are any which come with spare space which can be easily used.

    But failing that, how easy would it be to take the HDD out of an external drive, then temporarily insert the HDD from the old PC (so as to retrieve data) and then put the external drive back to its original condition?

  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    the only way to extract data is to move that drive to another computer if the computer it is on is dead.
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,037   +2,558

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