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    Old laptop hard drive to external hard drive

    I ruined the screen on my old laptop, I have since purchased a new laptop. I took the old hard drive out, and I want to use it as a external hard drive for my new laptop. Basically I want the stuff that's on it back.

    I know there is a conversion kit, but what is it called? Where in Des Moines can I buy it? Links online to pictures of what I need?

    They are both HP if that helps.



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    Re: Old laptop hard drive to external hard drive

    2.5 hdd enclosure - Google Search

    Something like these should get you started

    I wrote about this in my blog as well

    How to build an external hard drive from an old laptop drive | Prudent and Practical



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    Re: Old laptop hard drive to external hard drive

    Thanks,

    The blog link should help in putting it together.

    So, what store in Des Moines can I walk into and buy this stuff at? Best Buy?



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    Re: Old laptop hard drive to external hard drive

    DIT Computers - EXTERNAL CASE=

    DIT Computers...

    11127 Plum Drive - Urbandale - IA 50322
    Tel: 515/254-9355 Fax: 515/254-9372
    Store Hours: Monday thru Saturday
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    Re: Old laptop hard drive to external hard drive

    If you're looking to buy online, check out newegg. You can get one under $10. (yeah, you can get them cheap at a lot of places, but newegg rocks)



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    Re: Old laptop hard drive to external hard drive

    Tigerdirect.com is pretty good too. Usually delivers in 2 days with standard shipping in Iowa.




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    Re: Old laptop hard drive to external hard drive

    Another option, if you are going to need one more than once.

    NewerTech USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter



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