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want to turn a internal hard drive into a external harddrive


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Posted 09 February 2009 - 03:58 AM

hi guys please don't laugh but i want to turn a .....
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i want to turn a really, really old 20gb internal hard drive into a 20gb external hard drive. Now i've heared about these external inclosure and it seems like precisely what i need yet i have absolutely no idea which one i should buy for my over 9 year old hard drive its a (i think this is what it is) seagate u6 modle ST320410A i live in australia and really need some help any would be really great

Although this may seem childish (i am only 13) can you walk around with a external hard drive plug it in and it be ready to use in 1 minute and basicly use it as a usb.

ps. Sorry if in wrong place could tell which to put it in
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 04:29 AM

An external enclosure would be the way to go, it would connect via USB. You can carry it around and use it with other computers as long as the operating system is compatible with the data on the drive. I feel that I should warn you about dropping or banging around the hdd, they don't respond well to this type of behavior.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 12:54 AM

do you have any idea which one would be nice and cheap because i have looked around on the internet and it seems they don;t sell them in any stores and internets the only way to get one
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:13 AM

The internet is a good way to go. I live in a rural area and purchase most of my parts online and have them delivered to my door, it doesn't get much better than that, and the prices are still competitive with retail stores.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:21 AM

thanks i'll buy one and see how i go thankyou so much
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 09:22 AM

I will just add a comment that you want to get an enclosure that accommodates 3.5-inch PATA/IDE drives, not necessarily one which only can use SATA drives or which accommodates 2.5-inch drives.

2.5-inch drives are laptop drives, while SATA drives employ different connectors.

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