Pull data from a SCSI Drive

March 14, 2011 at 15:20:16
Specs: Windows 95
Is there anyone out there that could pull data from and old SCSI drive. I went to Staples, called some computer techs and it seems no one has the capability to pull the data off these drives. The computer died about a year ago and mainly only have hard drives left. Was going to take them in for data retrieval, but can't find anyone who can do it.

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March 14, 2011 at 15:53:38
Depending on the "flavor" of the SCSI drive (50/68/LVD), you may be able to do it yourself. I'd suggest reading the following:


Then if it appears promising:


Be aware, though, that you'd need to do this from an OS that natively supports USB. Win95/A does not, Win95B/C does only very marginally, Win98 does to a fair extent. But Win2K or above (or perhaps a Linux Distro) would be your best option.

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March 14, 2011 at 17:40:55
A live Lunux Live CD is worth having available anyway and it will run on any hardware. It all depends on whether the hardware is OK.

I use Puppy Linux but I understand Knoppix and others are equally suitable for getting your data copied onto a flash drive. On another computer you need to use the "burn image to CD" feature available with most burner software. You then ensure (in BIOS) that the dud machine has the CD ahead of the HD, pop it in the drive and boot up. From then on it's single click and drag'n drop to retrieve your stuff.

Please come back and let us know how you got on.

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March 14, 2011 at 23:31:45
Can't you just add a SCSI card to whatever machine you have working and then connect them to the card?

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March 18, 2011 at 12:52:05
You can get SCSI cards very cheaply on eBay nowadays.

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