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Old 08-05-2021, 03:21 PM
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I also recommend a dock. I use one all the time for old drives just to see what’s on them. The dock gets power from a dc adaptor and connects to the computer via USB. You simply plug in the hard drive into the dock. (I plug in the drive before turning on the dock).

Windows will assign a drive letter. If not you can do it manually in “create partions...” and assign a drive letter from a list of available letters. (Windows feature).

I use a single bay desktop version like

The one suggested on eBay looks good too. You can get non powered ones (self powered through USB) but these are only good for low power 2.5” drives and ssd. I use one for a 1TB SSD as my portable Lightroom library and catalog.
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