Can I add a old XP drive to a windows 10 computer to access files?


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    Can I add a old XP drive to a windows 10 computer to access files?


    Hello!

    I currently am running a windows 10 computer with a 1 Terabyte WD Black drive. I have a old computer with a windows XP hard drive that has documents I need to access. Is it possible to add the XP drive to a SATA port on my new PC to get those files? Or is not not that simple?

    A quick answer would be great, I know the alternative would be get monitor hooked up to the old PC and transfer files.

    Thank you!
    Nolando
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    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #2

    Yes, Just plug it into one of the sata port.
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    Thread Starter
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    topgundcp said:
    Yes, Just plug it into one of the sata port.
    I got the XP Hard Drive out, didn't think it through, it uses a very outdated SATA cable, unless there is an adapter ill have to set up a monitor.
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    Nolando said:
    I got the XP Hard Drive out, didn't think it through, it uses a very outdated SATA cable, unless there is an adapter ill have to set up a monitor.
    Do you mean a flat, ribbon cable ? if so, it is not sata cable but it is called IDE cable with an IDE Hard drive then you would need a IDE to Sata adapter.
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       #5

    Thanks for your help, marked as solved!
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