USB universal drive adapter

I have a hard drive which maybe broke, some advisors suggest a USB drive adaptor but if drive is damaged still won't work, is there a way to see if drive is ok prior to buying! Do most pc repair shops have USB adapters so easy to take there I guess.
Is there a way I can fit into another desktop without all the "mating"hassles!

geek_domaine, Sep 9, 11:06 am

1. yes, subject to 3
2. yes
3, Yes if you know what your doing, No if you don't

geek_king1, Sep 9, 11:14 am

Unhook their DVD drive from the data cable. Plug that into yours and use a spare power cable of theirs. No need to screw the drive into a spare bay/slot.

geek_r.g.nixon, Sep 9, 1:31 pm

I thought I was on the Parenting board for a moment.

geek_gibler, Sep 9, 1:41 pm