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Old 07-15-2007, 05:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know there is a way to use an internal hard drive as an external hard drive so I can plug it in to a USB drive, but the name of the accessory that lets me do this is escaping me, does anyone know what its called?

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No there would not be a power supply to it, or connections. It's impossible.

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Originally Posted by Raze664 View Post
No there would not be a power supply to it, or connections. It's impossible.
Noobs should check their sources before posting. The thing you are looking is called a "hard drive enclosure." There are two "major" sizes: 2.5" and 3.5". They accept either/both SATA and IDE. The connection to the computer can be USB or Firewire. The power supply would be a cheap external transformer. To start: look here. This means that you can buy a cheap hard drive and a enclosure to make an external hard drive. Doing so usually saves ALOT of money.

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Yep. That's what I've done. Great for transferring and backing large quantities of data.

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with the 2.5" external enclosures some draw there power through the USB and don't need a transformer brick
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