September 14th, 2008, 08:47 AM
[RESOLVED] hitachi hard drive n155
i have this drive from my epson 3000 photo saver, i dropped the epson and the thing wont work now, i have taken the hard disc out and it is a normal laptop hard disc drive hitachi 40gb n155 , how can i connect this to my computer to retrieve the pictures from it, and what cables etc would i need, disc recovery companies want 300 pounds sterling minimum and i cant afford this, any help appreciated
September 14th, 2008, 09:57 AM
You can get an adapter to hook up the 2.5 inch drive to your desktop, attach it as a slave to your IDE cable and try to access the drive that way.
An example is here. Most computer stores will have them.
September 14th, 2008, 03:43 PM
You could also try an external USB laptop drive enclosure.
Why weren't you backing up your photos in the first place? Even if you have an external repository, that's not a backup. Backup means you have 2 or more copies.
September 15th, 2008, 02:21 PM
Originally Posted by jimbo1763
thats done the trick jimbo, 19.99 sterling from maplin, thanks a million
midknyte the reason there was no back up was they were the back up the originals were on a 4gb cf card that got stolen with my bag in hong kong, the epson was the back up and i dropped it whilst connecting it to my computer to download the pics, "theres many a slip twixt cup and lip" as the saying goes
thanks again jimbo
September 15th, 2008, 03:11 PM
ah that sucks. 300£ seems pretty reasonable. Ontrack or Drivesavers probably aren't gonna be any cheaper.
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