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Re: [Shop-talk] moving computer files

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] moving computer files
From: "John P. New" <>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2020 09:23:54 -0400
References: <6C029B849F884A9CB10A4A72864BE50A.ref@johnslaptop> <6C029B849F884A9CB10A4A72864BE50A@johnslaptop>
Hi John,

The easiest way to do this is to take off the outside of the computer's case 
and connect the old hard drive directly to the new motherboard with a SATA 
cable and an available power lead. It doesn't matter if there isn't room inside 
the computer for another hard drive because this will only be a temporary 

If you aren't comfortable doing this, then really the only way is with a hard 
drive enclosure, complete with its own power supply and USB port, into which 
you put your hard drive (which is just as much work as the above method with 
the downside of having to buy the enclosure).

If you want more specifics, contact me off-list and I can give you more 


On Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:56:11 AM EDT john niolon wrote:
> shop content... I use my computer to buy tools.
> had a few power surges / losses the other night and my desktop motherboard 
> died in the process.  Iâ??m looking at a refurbished dell unit with a solid 
> state drive as a replacement.  I havenâ??t had to copy a full hard drive 
> since you used a parallel cable and some software whoâ??s name escapes me.   
> Whatâ??s the best way to do this from a HDD to a SSD nowadays ??
> ltâ??s a small format machine and I donâ??t know if I can put my old hard 
> drive in it to slave it for the copying.
> Its also a windows 10 machine and my old machine was windows 7...  will win10 
> run all the software my 7 machine did ??  Iâ??m getting so computer 
> illiterate !!!
> john

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