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Old 02-15-2006, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question External Hard Drive future trouble?

I just built my first External Hard Drive =)

But since it was my first, i had so many questions about hte spots i could touch and couldn't.

Its being partitioned right now

btw its a 250 gb seagate barracuda, in a Kingwin ext. enc. all together 145 bux total

Anyways My question is I touched the male part of the 40 pin connector and also some of the jumpers (both) on the hdd itself. will that matter?

I only ask because I know when I install RAM, i never touch the 'teeth' b/c of oil contamination... Does it apply to hdd pins too? If so, is there a way to clean the male part of the hdd and the female data cable?

Thnx so much, glad to join this forum !

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Old 02-16-2006, 10:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm seriously impressed by your tech wizardry for making your own external HD 8D
I wimped out and bought a WD one :S

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