[SWLUG] RE: Deadtop

Gareth Lewis Gareth.Lewis at patent.gov.uk
Thu May 27 14:06:36 UTC 2004

Hi all,

my father has a dead laptop sized harddisk that I'll hope to try and rescue data from. 

Does anyone know of a good links / info dealing with this sort of stuff via a linux desktop? (I don't know what FS is might have been running as it's out of a little gizmo where you archive photos from flash mem cards and then attach to a PC via USB.  the unit was dead when he got back from his last trip abroad) 

since DW went onto eBay,   are these converter things expensive or tricky to find ? 


>>> "Dafydd Walters" <dafydd at walters.net> 27 May 2004 14:48:18 >>>
Emyr wrote:
> pop down to a suitably small 'puter shop and see if they have an adapter
> that you can [temporarily] plug the desktop HD in; that should help to
> isolate the problem.

Not sure if this helps, but I recently purchased a 2.5" laptop IDE to
desktop IDE converter/adapter thingy recently - it lets you plug your laptop
hard disk drive into a desktop PC.  I got it from eBay from the vendor below
for £4.99 (£3 of which was postage & packing).  This vendor seems to have a
number of them for auction.  Mine took about a week to arrive:


Dafydd Walters.

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