Recover data from SATA HD of Laptop
I have a Gateway laptop and my SATA HD got corrupted 2 months back cos of Virus.I Replaced it with a new 2.5 SATA HD for the laptop.
If I want to recover some data from old HD using it as a Slave,Which adapter should i use and which free software is best to help in the data recovery.Pls advice
First off when you got the virus, you could have simply reinstalled the OS onto the drive instead of buying a new one. You will need to get an external hard drive enclosure. They are avaible in stores such as bestbuy and from newegg.com. You will need to make sure you get one that can handle SATA laptop drives. 2.5 is the standard for laptops. From there you will plug the enclosure into the laptop via USB, and you will be ready to go. Direction will come with your enclosure. Also, you will need to be careful when copying the data from the old drive. It can be virus infected, and so make sure you have up to date virus protection on the computer currently. Also you shouldnt need any software if the drive is still readable. Otherwise you will need to use file recovery software. There is no way to retrieve all the data intact sometimes. There are file recovery tools you can use. But wether or not they will work is unknown. Here is some information about recovery, but no guarantees are made.
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