Need help with a hard drive

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Hello,
I had an HP laptop that unfortunately suffered a tragic demise when my 3-year-old spilled my coffee and I didn't realize it had gotten into the computer. The motherboard and a couple of data ports are corroded and completely destroyed, but as far as anyone can tell, the hard drive is unharmed. I would like to try and sell this laptop for parts, but, for obvious reasons, would like to wipe out the hard drive before doing so.

I now have a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965, and I'm wondering how I can use my new computer to access the hard drive of the old one.

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About the only way to access the drive is to remove it from the laptop and put it into an USB external hard drive adapter. You could then erase the data with a free program called Killdisk or you could use it as a backup disk for your new computer. Take the drive to a PC repair shop and they can sell you the correct adapter. They cost about $25 to $35.

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Thank you! I had a feeling that's what it would take. I just wasn't sure! Thank you!