Photos from an old hard drive ? Where to go

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Photos from an old hard drive ? Where to go

Post by SJP17 » March 15, 2019, 5:34 pm

Ive got an old hard drive from an acer laptop and i want to get all the old photos from it.

Is there any IT specialists in and around Udon that would do this for me ?

What would it cost me ?

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Re: Photos from an old hard drive ? Where to go

Post by DuiDui49 » March 15, 2019, 5:41 pm

Does the harddrive start at all..or is it broken?
How big is it?And how old?
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Re: Photos from an old hard drive ? Where to go

Post by SJP17 » March 15, 2019, 5:44 pm

Its working , its about 10 years old , i thinks its 80gb but cant be sure on that.

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Re: Photos from an old hard drive ? Where to go

Post by SJP17 » March 15, 2019, 5:47 pm

I plugged it into a docking station and seen the files but i couldnt find the photos , though the docking station was from a friend and it kept losing connection to my laptop, he said he never had much success with it either , very cheap one he got off ebay.

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Re: Photos from an old hard drive ? Where to go

Post by yartims » March 15, 2019, 6:01 pm

should be ok to extract em..use as a slave drive in BIOS on PC

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Post by SJP17 » March 15, 2019, 6:16 pm

yartims wrote:
March 15, 2019, 6:01 pm
should be ok to extract em..use as a slave drive in BIOS on PC
Ok thanks for the tip.

It gets out of hand these photos being stored on old devices , my wife just seems to accept that you lose old photos and doesnt want to bother trying to recover them.

I now have three different hard drives all full of photos , two of the machines still operational, the plan was to just get everything stored on one hard drive then back it up also.

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Post by Lone Star » March 15, 2019, 7:12 pm

If the photos are worth keeping forever, and you can extract them, I'd look at purchasing a cloud account and upload them all there. Then you won't have to be concerned with hardware failure. Goodle has some very inexpensive annual fees -- less than $20 USD a year for 100 GB of space.
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Re: Photos from an old hard drive ? Where to go

Post by bluejets » March 15, 2019, 9:38 pm

A usb to sata ide adaptor such as linked below can be used even if there is a fault preventing the hdd from being recognised as an added drive. Simply plug in to a usb port. It has it's own power supply and a host of adaptor plugs.
Saved me a lot of bother on a few occasions.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USB-2-0-to- ... b7a81d3bce

Usually cost around AU$15 to AU$18 delivered.
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Re: Photos from an old hard drive ? Where to go

Post by WimH » March 16, 2019, 12:48 am

Lone Star wrote:
March 15, 2019, 7:12 pm
If the photos are worth keeping forever, and you can extract them, I'd look at purchasing a cloud account and upload them all there. Then you won't have to be concerned with hardware failure. Goodle has some very inexpensive annual fees -- less than $20 USD a year for 100 GB of space.
No need to pay, google Photo's has unlimited storage for picturesif you are happy with high quality instead of original size... I could help extracting from HD, but will not be in Udon till about September...

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Re: Photos from an old hard drive ? Where to go

Post by yartims » March 17, 2019, 10:52 pm

isnt dropbox free to store your pics online?

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Re: Photos from an old hard drive ? Where to go

Post by parrot » March 18, 2019, 9:34 am

Google photos provides free online storage and Google recently released a free app that scours your computer for photo files and uploads them to your account in the cloud

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Re: Photos from an old hard drive ? Where to go

Post by parrot » March 18, 2019, 11:00 am

The name of the app is google photos backup and sync. It's free.

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