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Viet - Computer Tech
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I have multiple Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 drives that my

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I have multiple Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 drives that my husband used in his tower; they are in removable drawers from the tower. That tower is no longer functional and I would like to find out how to connect these to my laptop to review the files on them and save whatever I need. My husband died earlier this year, so I can't ask him if there is anything worth saving. Is there a cable for this? Someone thought maybe an EDI to Sata adapter?
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Customer: It is a Lenovo Yoga, running Windows 10
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

I'm sorry about the issue. Yes, you can get a IDE (PATA) to USB adapter or enclosure from your local computer / electronics store, such as Best Buy. Then you can connect a maxtor hard drive to the adapter / enclosure, then connect the adapter / enclosure to the laptop, then you can get the files out from the Maxtor hard drive.

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