You will need
- adapter IDE;
- - USB adapter.
In some cases, you may need this adapter? For example, you are using a laptop for several years. After this time, any hard disk will be close to exhaustion of their resources. In order not to lose all the data that is on this hard drive, performed such an operation. Data can be moved as to a new hard disk in the same format or on the hard drive of a desktop computer.
As you know, to move information from one hard drive format 2.5 inches to another disk in the same format, you will need to purchase 2 adapters. But in the absence of funds on the second adapter, you only need one using the hard drive of the computer as temporary storage.
How is the computer connection? To the IDE cable from the motherboard is connected to the wide side of the adapter, in its narrow part is inserted into hard disk drive connector. From the adapter also moves the power cable, don't forget to connect it to a power supply. The whole operation must be done with disconnected computer, it is desirable to completely deenergize.
When the computer will be detected new device. In the Windows XP operating system, despite the version of the Service Pack, you will have to restart the computer. After re-booting the computer you can start to migrate data. In the same way connect the second hard drive (new) and all information is copied to it.
There is also another connection for the hard drive of the laptop to the computer: disk drive, you can insert the hdd in a special container, which forms the connection to the computer using the usb adapter. Transfer speed through the usb port will be significantly lower, but, overall, purchasing a container is much more profitable than usual adapter.
Extracted from the body of the laptop Winchester, you need to insert in the hdd container and using a usb cord to connect the hard disk with the computer.