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Connecting a hard drive to CD ROM drive's power and data cable?

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#1 jonathanmrk


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 12:20 PM

Will connecting a hard drive to CD ROM drive's power and data cable for data transfer be fruitful?

(to use as an external hard disk along with the existing hard with the OS)

This exact computer


Haven't bought the hard yet.

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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 01:33 PM

Provided you don't need the CD ROM you can install a hard drive of the same type (IDE/SATA) to the cables.  The drive should be in the case if you do this.


If you want an external drive you can get one in a case that you connect with USB, eSATA, or Firewire.

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