[Nottingham] Viewing a second harddrive
dennis.furr at gmail.com
Sun Nov 20 16:21:55 UTC 2016
A far less invasive way to deal with this is to buy an external USB
case. They aren't terribly expensive and offer the flexibility it
sounds like you need.
If the drives aren't encrypted then connecting them to a SATA + power
should be fine. I've done this before with no problems. I can't
remember if the drives I connected were NTFS or ext2 but I suspect
either would be OK.
On 19/11/16 11:55, Ron Wilton via Nottingham wrote:
> I have the following situation.
> My wife has a CV on an old computer and is now wanting to update this
> document without having to look up all the dates, etc.
> This document could be one one it two drives: a SanDisk solid state
> drive; or a Western Digital HDD. Both of these drives have a SATA
> interface. Unfortunately, this computer does not now work; I believe
> that the processor is at fault.
> I had hoped to use an old Ubuntu computer to read these drives. I have
> attached the SSD to the SATA and power cables to act as a second
> harddrive without success. Can anyone advise me on whether what I am
> doing is possible, and if so, what else do I need to do?
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