[QUESTION] what can i do with an internal hard drive?

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  1. Tman47

    Tman47 Active Member

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    as you may have read in a previous thread of mine i had broke my computer, although i am aware that the hard drive still works, its a 40gb hard drive but is there a way i can make that an external hard drive that i can use with my laptop?
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    but how would that change the connection type to like a usb imput?
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    you slide the hd into the connector and screw both the main parts together then it has either esata/firewire/usb2.0
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    I was wondering about this myself for when I get a laptop so cheers (Y)
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    would these require an external power source?
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    yes they would. an internal harddrive is obviosly much bigger and it requires more power.

    the case will probably come with a usb to connect the hard drive and a a/c adapter that you plug into the wall socket.

    (my sister bought one on accident so i messed with it)


    by the way, you can hear/feel the disk spin, so its kinda loud depending on the hard drive.
    and there is a possibility of it getting hot.
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    okay well i guess thats good for just scavenging for spare parts from my old computer
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    yea i took my old computer that got a virus, and i completely wiped it and took it apart, made some upgrades put it back in the same computer case/tower, and BAM! a fast,semicustom, computer. and it works pretty well, just do your research on parts.

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