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Old 06-07-2007, 08:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm not very sure if it can be done, i had a broken laptop which i removed the 40 gig HD from, can it be possible to use it through a usb point on my dell laptop?.
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yea you need to buy a "caddie" its basily a case for internal hdd but make sure you get the small size one for you laptop sata or ide 3.5" i think is the right size
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its 2.5" actually 3.5" is a desktop hard drive and is the largest mainstream hdd both in size, capacity and performance

hdd sizes (as I know them):
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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OWC Mercury On-The-Go Portable Hard Drives at OtherWorldComputing.com

Yeah, they are advertised for Macs, but the model with USB 2.0 will work fine on any computer.
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Old 06-07-2007, 02:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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WoW you lot so helpful, thank you for understanding that I'm new to this, i do have basic skills but getting positive answers on a forum is a rarity nowadays.

once again thx i will try to find one on ebay.
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theyre quite cheap just look on a few stores which country do you live in???
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theyre quite cheap just look on a few stores which country do you live in???

northern ireland
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ziceman - I don't know if you have a PC world in northern ireland, because they go for around 20quid, I think that's the standard price as far as I know... All you need to do is make sure you get the right size because I picked up one that I thought was for a 3.5in drive and it was for a 2.5in drive.
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