I’m trying to see if “crashed” hard drive is really crashed, or file directory is corrupted (maybe the right term is FAT) by installing the non-working drive (vintage 2007) in a 2003 machine, and using CHKDSK. The problem is, the connectors are not compatible. I don’t even know the name of the two types of connectors. My question: Is there an adapter you can buy? My intuition says there is.
First off what kinda hard drive are you talking about Desktop or Laptop? And they do have usb adapter for connecting sata, ide laptop and ide desktop to a usb connection. You could use something like that to see if the HDD if you can still recover your data from it.