Solved

Recovering data from old hard drive

I have an old laptop which broke, I recovered its hard drive (https://www.amazon.com/HN-M500MBB-2AR10002-Samsung-500GB-Drive/dp/B00MBN0QZ8).
My mother board is an ASRock 970M PRO3 Micro ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard, it supports SATA 6g.
The cable that was with the hard drive does not fit in the motherboard, but I can fit my 6g cable into both the hard drive and the motherboard.
The hard drive is a 2.5g, can I just plug it randomly or will it mess with my pc?
4 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about recovering data hard drive
  1. Plug it, no problem.
  2. Best answer
    Make sure you plug it into a motherboard SATA port that is numbered higher than any other installed drives.
  3. Hlsgsz said:
    Plug it, no problem.


    It has windows on it, will it mess with the booting up?
  4. francesco palumbo said:
    Hlsgsz said:
    Plug it, no problem.


    It has windows on it, will it mess with the booting up?


    No. The computer should keep booting as it had before.
    that being said, it can;t hurt to go into the BIOS and check HDD boot priorities the first time you boot after connecting the drive to make sure that your current HDD had priority. but, eve if you don;t, it's not a problem if the computer boots once from the old drive. Won;t affect your current install.
Ask a new question

Read More

SATA Hard Drives Motherboards