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Options for data transfers? 2013/8/29 08:42
I recently bought a new computer and would like to have some or all of the files from my old one transferred onto it (namely music). I would attempt to do it myself, but the old computer has almost zero battery left and the charger no longer works (hence the new purchase).

I know that in the US there are places where you can have data transfers done (i.e. Best Buy), but does anybody know of spots like that in Japan?

I live fairly close to both a Bic Camera and a Yodabashi Camera. If those will work, great! If not, looking for places in the Northern Kyushu area (Nagasaki, Saga, Fukuoka, Oita, Kumamoto).

Thanks in advance!
by Amai Umeboshi  

Re: Options for data transfers? 2013/8/29 09:22
You can do it yourself by removing the hard drive from the old laptop and installing it in a 2.5 inch external hard drive case that you can then connect to your new computer via USB. You should be able to get a hard drive case from Bic or Yodabashi, or any number of computer stores in Akihabara if you are in Tokyo. Depending on how old your old laptop is,you will need to know if the hard drive is ATA or SATA.

If you want to take this route and have any more questions, just ask.
by RobBeer (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Options for data transfers? 2013/9/1 23:55
Thank you for the reply, but I'd much rather go to a professional to have the transfer done for me. I'm pretty uncomfortable with attempting to take apart a computer by myself.

I will, however, go look for an external hard drive to back things up on in general. Thanks for the reminder!
by Amai Umeboshi rate this post as useful

Re: Options for data transfers? 2013/9/2 11:24
why pay unneccessary expenses when it is very easy to takeout the HDD(hard drive disk) from notebook, all you need is just + screwdriver. Externall HDD case can cost from less than 1,000yen


1. Open up notebook HDD cover
2. Take out HDD
3. Put inside External HDD Case
4. Plug in the USB cable of External HDD
case(with your old HDD inside) into
computer and you are good to go.

Do you happen to know your notebook brand/make/model?

something to read:
http://www.fonerbooks.com/laptop_1.htm
by hdd removal easy.. (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Options for data transfers? 2013/9/2 12:55
While its not always as easy as the previous poster makes it out to be (some hdd's are extremely difficult to get to), removing a harddrive is still one of the simpler things you can do. It really depends on the make/model computer. If you can list that, maybe we can look up a repair guide for you.

But if you really aren't comfortable doing the swap then it will probably be easier to take it to a repair shop. It shouldn't be too expensive (about an hours worth of labor).
by yllwsmrf rate this post as useful

Re: Options for data transfers? 2013/9/2 20:44
I really don't want to do it myself. Even if I can't find anything here, I'll wait until I get back to the US and have it done there. Just not comfortable messing around with computers.

Is there an easy way to search for reliable repair shops in your area? Like something similar to Angie's List? I know Google exists, but it's still a lot harder for me to use it in Japanese lol.
by Amai Umeboshi rate this post as useful

Re: Options for data transfers? 2013/9/4 18:04
As far as online resources, I was using google chrome recently and it automatically translated Japanese websites I went on.
There are other website translators as well.


You can try going on a Japanese search engine with one of the full webpage translators and you might be able to find something.

Hope this helps.
by GoldenElf rate this post as useful

Re: Options for data transfers? 2013/9/10 14:49
Hello everyone!! Well there are many online options for data transfer.

Exp:- Skydrive, google drive etc.
by GovSource rate this post as useful

Re: Options for data transfers? 2013/9/10 23:25
The problem is with what the ops has mention, the computer has no power and adapter is not working, he does not intend to purchase a new adapter so his only option is have someone to do it for him or as many has mention, remove the HDD and use as a external drive.
by kms899 rate this post as useful

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