Yesterday I received a call from a gentleman in Alaska. His daughter had built him a new computer and he needed to get his data from his old Windows 98 machine into his new Windows Vista environment. He had called me because my phone number is on our hard drive recovery blog.
He was there after searching for “how to hook up a hard disk” on Google and pulled up Jacqui Best’s post: Data Recovery Tutorial How To Slave A Hard Drive. He wanted to print it out so he had a reference while doing the slaving of the hard drive. Since that blog is on Blogger, printing a post isn’t the easiest thing to do and I ended up having him email the post to himself for easy printing.
While we were going through this I was getting the feeling that this project might be pushing his skill level. I asked him if he knew what a USB hard drive was, and proceeded to find out if he could get one where he was in Alaska. The goal here is to give him an easy way to hook his old hard disk drive to his new system. After looking around on the Internet, I decided to take care of it in a proactive manner and had him call our office. They took down his info and shipped him an external hard drive case.
Slave a Hard Drive For Data Recovery
Like I’ve said before, DTI is serious when it comes to customer service! There are quite a few legitimate data recovery companies in the US, by legitimate I mean they have a clean room and actually perform data recovery in-house and don’t farm the job out. Out of those companies DTI has one of the best track records for customer service. Proof in the pudding is Dick Correa’s post about SCO Unix RAID Data Recovery ”Data Recovery A Partnership For Success” where he lays out the process of interaction between himself and a client.
I am responsible for checking out our competitors and I have never seen another data recovery company say anything even remotely like that!
Back to the post, here is an external hard drive that I like:
Masscool 3.5-inch SATA-IDE HDD Enclosure.
This phenomenal new Masscool UHB-340UPS portable SATA-IDE combo hard drive enclosure features true “take it with you anywhere” convenience and versatility. Need an IDE hard drive enclosure? No problem. Need an enclosure for your SATA drive? The Masscool SATA-IDE enclosure fills the bill. It’s the perfect fit for any 3.5-inch SATA or IDE hard drive. Cool and secure. Plus, the Masscool UHB-340UPS hard drive enclosure boasts all the lighting-fast connections with its USB 2.0 interface. Supports hot-plug as well as plug and play. For maximum utility and superb portability, order the Masscool UHB-340UPS hard drive enclosure.
|Compatible Drives||3.5″ Hard Drives|
|Drive Interface||SATA IDE|
|Enclosure Interface||USB 2.0|
|USB 2.0 Transfer Rate||480 Mbps|
|Dimensions||23.0 x 13.1 x 3.7 cm|
- Aluminum Enclosure
- Suitable for 3.5″ IDE HDD or SATA HDD
- Ultra Dissipation
- Easy installation
- Hot-Swappable Connection (Plug & Play)
With a case like this you can simply put the old hard drive in and hook it up through the USB port on your new machine and off you go! Our Data Recovery Software will also work on an external hard drive. Of course if you are looking to clone a hard drive then you must slave it, but for easy file recovery try an external hard disk drive case.
DTI DATA Recovery Phone Numbers:
24 Hour Hard Drive Recovery & Server/RAID Recovery Hotline:
Toll Free 1-866-438-6932 or direct 1-727-345-9665.
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8 AM to 11 PM EST 7days a week!
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