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HDD conversion - internal to external

by jclements13 / April 6, 2004 4:34 PM PDT

ive been able to come across a very nice internal hard drive that i want to be able to use with my labtop, so i would like to convert it to an external drive. as ive found most conversion kits are around $100, for what seems to be just a power supply, case, and fan, is it possible to convert the drive myself? i have access to the parts that would be in the case, so is this a viable option?


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Easy. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 6, 2004 7:04 PM PDT
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Re:HDD conversion - internal to external
by JMarchi / April 7, 2004 12:49 AM PDT

As you can see from the other reply, these cases for IDE drives are REAL cheap.

BUT...if you don't have USB2 or firewire on your laptop putting in a USB1 hard drive will be a painful experience since USB1 is SO SLOW the drive will just not run at high enough speed to do real work with.

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