Transferring data from pata to sata (internal)

August 25, 2013 at 23:43:58
Specs: Windows XP
I'd just like to ask how do I transfer an old IDE hard drives data to a newer SATA drive? The ide drive is an internal drive and I'd like to transfer data off one hard drive onto a new drive. How do I do this? I haven't got a pc right now to use to transfer the files and this pc i'm using is an office pc i can't do it with. When I get my new computer i'd like to take the data out of the old pata drive and put it on the new pc's sata drive.

Hopefully the data on the drive is ok because the system died after something happened with the monitor not working right.

I guess this is a 2nd question too...

How could the old CRT monitor have damaged my computer? I am sure it was the monitor because when I plugged the monitor into another computer that was an old Pentium 2 It failed after shutting down and then trying to restart, the computer does not even power on at all.

The other pc that is not working but had the data on it still powers on but it did not the first time I tried, the last time I looked at it, the words on the screen had a heatwave-like pattern on it, it was still readable but I only kept it on long enough to look at it. I'm not sure how the monitor shorted the computer out, but the monitor was making a click sound every once in a while not too often, sometimes even when in sleep mode.

If anyone can help me with this topic, It would be very much appreciated.

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August 26, 2013 at 01:23:26
It's easy, u just hook the PATA drive into a new system and transfer your data or u can use the enclosure and hook the drive into USB port fro data transfer.

The chances are very very slim that the Monitor can damage the system (honestly i never saw one).
Does it (monitor) get power from system power supply?
Never saw monitor making a clicking sound, only hard drive are capable of making clicking sound in a system.

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August 26, 2013 at 01:33:12
The new drive will come with software (or the software can be downloaded from their support site) that allows you to clone the old drive to the new one. XP doesn't natively see SATA. I think the workaround for that is to disable SATA AHCI in cmos/bios setup or install a SATA AHCI driver that's compatible with your motherboard.


Since you've tried the monitor on another system and that one died too then it must be the monitor. It's possible it's only the video adapter that was damaged. If your computer has on-board video you could try adding a video card and see if it works then.

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August 26, 2013 at 05:49:44
Dave... I do not think that the OP is looking to close the drive, just rescue his files. In this case, installing the drive as a second drive or using an external case to connect via USB port, or even getting a PATA/SATA adapter cord for temporary installation, is their best bet.

At least that is what I get out of the explanation.

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August 26, 2013 at 09:27:40
Buy something like the adapter linked below. I have this very adapter and can state it works. Connect any 2.5, 3.5, 5.25 SATA or IDE drive to a USB port at USB 2.0 speeds. Very handy.

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August 26, 2013 at 11:05:58
Yeah I wasn't sure if 'transfer data' meant clone the drive or just copy over some selected files. But I thought I'd allow for that possibility.

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