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#1 ximeng

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 01:45 PM

i wanted to build my own external hard drive, but don't really know how. also, if i buy an OEM internal hard drive, will i have everything to put it into an hard drive enclosure?

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 08:42 PM

Hi ximeng welcome to BC.

Don't quite understand what you mean by "Build" your own external H/D.

If you mean set one up then all you have to do is buy youreself an USB External H/D case and slip in a H/D, connect it to your USB port and bingo, you have your own external H/D.

Great for copying large amounts of data etc and transfering it to another machine.

Good Luck

Edited by JackTheHaack, 21 July 2005 - 08:43 PM.

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 09:14 PM

if i buy an OEM internal hard drive, will i have everything to put it into an hard drive enclosure?


If you have an open connector on the current cable you will be ok as long as the computer isn't an older model. Older computers used 40 wire cables and the new hard drives need 80. Open the case and see if you have a free power connection, if not you can get a Y connector to give you another one.

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