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Old 10-20-2007, 12:53 PM   #1
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i have a 40 gig hdd can i use that for an external hdd


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Old 10-20-2007, 12:57 PM   #2
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yeah, you can. what you need is a hard drive enclosure. cant find a link to a good one on newegg.
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:33 PM   #3
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You'll need something like this:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...393&CatId=1204

Here's a huge list of them:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ENE&N=40000092
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:49 PM   #4
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If your going to spend $25+ for a case IMHO you'd be much better off to invest in a new external hard drive and get alot more bang for your buck.
40GB isn't much space now days.

Here's a 160GB for only $59.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7160&CatId=136
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:26 PM   #5
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you can get 500gb ones for £60-£100. just depends how much use ud make out of the enclosure. if you can get hold a bigger hdd then it might be worth it
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:26 PM   #6
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You should get one of those external cases that has TV out plugs, so you can store movies on it, and plug it into your tv, or store music, and plug it into your sterio.
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Just buy a new external HD, it will be cheaper.
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Old 10-21-2007, 12:23 AM   #8
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as all the other ppl said, its just better to get a bigger hard drive that already has an enclosure.
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