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Old 02-02-2007, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Turning an external hard drive into an internal hard drive?

A friend has given me some external hard drives he doesn't need any more. My laptop has a 40GB hard drive, and it feels a little cramped.
Would it be possible to, say, unscrew the external HD and replace the internal HD?
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yes but not in a laptop, most external hard drives that i know use 3.5" hard drives that are in desktops, laptop oones are a little smaller.
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yes but not in a laptop, most external hard drives that i know use 3.5" hard drives that are in desktops, laptop ones are a little smaller.
Thank you for the prompt reply, I guess I'll just have to cough up some money for a bigger HD.
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Ive got a 40gb laptop and a 200gb external I just install most programs/games on the external and there is no problem aslong as u dont have any automatic start up programs which are not installed on the actual laptopas then u get a few annoying error messages. I recommend copying everything u want on the external then reformatting the laptop so that it is back to original from when u purchased and install everything u desperately u need on the laptop. Ive got 28gb's of free space so i can easily copy my music over on to my laptop for the afternoon or a movie then just delete afterwards with no problems. running out of hardrive space on my 200gb external thou lol but it takes about 3 mins for a gig to be transferred.

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