How can I access the hard drive from my computer with a failed power supply?

by on November 21, 2010

Q: The power supply in my CPU died. My computer is old and I’m ready to replace it, but I’d like to access my HD first. What are my options? I can replace the power supply for about $30.

Could I buy an internal HD enclosure instead? Does the HD enclosure automatically reformat drive? or would I be able to access just my data and transfer to an external hard drive or my laptop? or will a conflict be caused due to that internal HD also containing an operating system?

Other options?


One Response to “How can I access the hard drive from my computer with a failed power supply?”
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    I’d suggest buying a hard drive enclosure that supports your old hard drive. You can then just plug the old drive into another computer via USB like you would a USB memory stick.