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#1 BlackSpyder

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:46 PM

My laptop has a 6GB Hard drive in it. It only has 500mb left to use (all programs no files). I have already moved all my files to a USB Drive to save space. I would either like to replace the current Internal HDD with a larger one or use 1 or 2 of my spare 3.5 Ide drives with external enclosures. So here's the questions:

1) can I swap all the files currently on my internal HDD to another internal HDD (OS and all)? If so how?
2) If I cannot (or if finances will not allow a new HDD) are there any good HDD enclosures that support both USB and FireWire affordably (under $40)(out of USB ports on my Desktop already have 2 USB hubs attached and would like to swap between the 2 PC's)?
3) Will a USB 2.0 HDD enclosure work with a USB 1.1 port?

Thank you in advance

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 12:34 AM

First thing; on your hard drive size, I would need to know the BIOS date of the computer, and what company made the bios.

1: Yes. just have to wait until you decide on a hard drive.

2: Check Newegg found a lot of usb, could not find firewire

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....amp;name=2.5%22

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 02:22 AM

With a USB 1.1 port you will only get performance like 1MB/s, which can be uncomfortably slow.
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