Can Win 7 read IDE HD formatted with FAT 100?

January 20, 2010 at 22:49:09
Specs: Windows 7
I have an old Conner CP3104 Drive that has data that I would like to transfer to my newer PC. Is there a way to copy the file? Win 7 can't read the Fat 100 formatted drive, so it seems. Any ideas?

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#1
January 20, 2010 at 23:05:00
try using a usb hard drive caddy, pretty inexpensive anymore.

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#2
January 21, 2010 at 19:35:06
If you put it in a computer you might have to tell the bios what the specs are or use old bios built in specs. It is that old. I doubt it will report the correct chs. It might be that when you had it in a system you used wrong chs settings. The bios has to report these settings. http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/hard-dr...

Might see if you can get any information off the drive such as partition id.

If it was used before Dos 3.1 it might be the old version of fat.

Dunno what fat100 is.

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#3
January 22, 2010 at 01:45:19
Is the data you are trying to retrieve that important? The Formatted Capacity of this HDD is only 104.9 MB. By the way ......

try using a usb hard drive caddy, ..

Don't waste your time trying this. The size of the old Conner CP3104 Drive is too big to fit into the largest 3.5 inch external HDD enclosures currently available.

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#4
January 22, 2010 at 07:24:55
'try using a usb hard drive caddy, ..

Don't waste your time trying this. The size of the old Conner CP3104 Drive is too big to fit into the largest 3.5 inch external HDD enclosures currently available.'

Possibly this will work? Where there's a will, there is a way ;-)
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.a...

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#5
January 23, 2010 at 17:41:44
It might be worth trying this if the HDD is still in the computer...
http://www.piriform.com/recuva
It seems to be able to recover files from almost anything!
Cant hurt to try it!

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#6
January 24, 2010 at 22:59:27
Thank you very much. Your input is very helpful. I will try the USB Caddy and see what I can do. If I can ever help you out, please let me know. God Bless, Art

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