posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 05:11 AM
I have a PC that is a few years old and the Mobo got fried. However I have four 40 gig HDs in the case that I'd like to get some of the data off
My new PC, a Dell E520, only has two HD bays, one filled with the main HD. The salesman lied to me and said it had three bays, and the connector was
split allowing two drives. It's not.
So my question is what is a solution for this?
I've considered getting some kind of external HD bay that I can just plug into a USB 2.0 port and get the data off.
Ideally I'd like to have a bay that will allow more than one HD, but I don't want to spend 200-300 bucks for some kind of mega backup storage
Any suggestions on these or on how best to get the data off the old HDs?
I don't mind doing it one at a time, but that means, with only one HD bay in the main case that I'd be wasting 120 Gig of storage space.
If anyone who has experience with this can reply, maybe posting a link to something. I'd rather not have to go the route of installing a card - just
want to be able to plug in a USB cable to one of my 2.0 ports.
[edit on 2-3-2007 by Badge01]