I was pretty upset when my computer failed, taking a couple months worth of photos with it. Fortunately, my brother (a self described computer geek) told me about a cable adapter that would allow me to read information from the old hard drive, if it was still functional. I bought the cable, hooked the old hard drive to my new computer, crossed my fingers, and hoped. Within a couple minutes, my computer was downloading all my old files!! I don’t normally advertise for vendors, but this cable is worth knowing about.