Dead Laptop? What next? - Inateck Blog

Dead Laptop? What next?


What Can I Do with a Dead Laptop?

Even dead laptops can still be useful. Although your old laptop might have reached the end of it’s life, it’s components might not have. In fact, in most cases your laptop’s hard drive should be intact and fully functional. So in the spirit of saving money and the environment we’d like to share ways you can reuse your laptop’s hard drive.

First, you’ll need to take your laptop apart. A simple google search should turn up the exact steps you can follow for your specific device. Just remember your target is the hard drive.
Now that you have your hard drive you’ll want to carefully check the interface type. SATA and IDE drives are the most common drives today, with SATA expected to dominate the market in the near future.
Now that you know the interface type you’ll need to choose a suitable ‘partner’ for your drive. It could be an adapter, an enclosure or a docking station. The adapter type you select will depend on your specific needs.

Here are some options from Inateck:




Plug and play, hot swappable and backward compatible with USB 2.0, the USB 3.0 to SATA adapter, the UA1001, allows you to connect 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA drive to your computer for fast USB 3.0 data transfer. Back up, move or archive your notebook or PC HDD files quickly and easily with the USB 3.0 to SATA adapter. Enjoy easy access to your drive with this extremely portable SATA adapter. To meet our customers diverse needs we offer a variety of options, including UA1002, UA1003 and UA2001.








FE2002 is an enclosure that you can put your hard drive in. It’s contemporary and reliable design is made using high end ABS plastic material; exquisite workmanship for an excellent performance. Very convenient, plug and play. We also have enclosures with built-in hub, enclosures with power supply and type C enclosures. For more details check out the Inateck website.




Docking station:


Compared with said products, the FD2002 supports 2 hard drives simultaneously, and features a stable power supply. It also features an extremely efficient off-line cloning function. Integrated safeguards prevent overvoltage, leak currents, short circuits and peak voltage, interference and disturbance, guaranteed safer data transfer and access.

In addition to these, we’ve developed all kinds of hard drive docking stations to meet your diverse needs.

Now just combine your old hard drive with one of the support devices and it is a brand new mobile drive! Enjoy. If you’re interested in any products, just leave your message below and we will reply you as soon as possible.



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