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Old 10-14-2004, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive seen on ebay external HD enclosures for pretty cheap. So if I got one of those, I would just get a regular internal HD and hook it up. Do you need any extra wiring stuff or would that come with the enclosure.
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Old 10-14-2004, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The wiring for it should be in the enclosure. All you have to do is hook up the hard drive and place it in the enclosure and you're done.
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so any tard(me) could prolly do it, are any of them USB powered?
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What do you mean by USB powered? The enclosure connect to the computer using USB and/or Firewire but power comes from a seperate cable (at least mine does).
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ive just been trolling newegg and ive seen a couple on that are powered through the usb which seems kinda cool unless i guess it would drain a laptop battery pretty fast
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hmmm in not entirely sure that usb can give the full current that the hdd needs.... to be safe id go with one that is externally powered
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Old 10-15-2004, 01:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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here's some good ones:



http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-314&depa=0




http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-320&depa=0

and some more:

http://www.newegg.com/app/searchProd...re&Order=votes
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