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Startech eSATA USB to SATA External HDD Dock for 2.5 or 3.5in

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  • very handy for broken laptops HDD
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      16.06.2015 18:41
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      Breath life into you redundant Laptop HDD's

      You know the feeling? Your laptop breaks, the screen packs in, the keyboard melts into itself or maybe the entire things just stops working and there's nothing you can do.
      Well, as long as you can salvage the hard drive you can use it for an external memory module using this casing, or caddie as it is known as.

      It is simply a thin metal casing that my HDD slid into, with the ends connecting into the ports of the HDD and, with the supplied cables, connecting to my PC so that I have more memory storage for my data and stuff.

      I've also used this when a PC has gone pear shaped, unable to load up the OS, to salvage the data on it. That's a matter of taking the HDD out of the PC, sliding the HDD into the caddie, connecting it to a different PC, search the HDD for the data you want as it is on there somewhere, (unless the reason of the problem is a malfunctioning HDD of course).

      It's a 2.5inch caddie, Laptop HDD size and came with the cables needed to connect everything up. It even had a tiny headed screw driver for the two ting screws that held the caddie in place. And a cloth carry case too.
      It gets its power from the PC that it's connected to, so there's no need for extra plug sockets.
      It offers fast enough speeds, USB 2.0, at up to 480Mbps.

      It can deal with Windows OS Vista and newer, and once it's up and running it doesn't need any updating or anything. It is basically a memory stick, a larger one that is but a memory stick it is.

      The cost of this is about £6 from amazon, which is great money when it comes to making use of those HDD's that are inside broken laptops.

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