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Old 03-19-2006, 06:37 PM   #1
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Default External HD to an Internal HD, Is it Possible?

Ive got a Maxtor 200GB external HD and was wondering if its possible to take it out of the casing and use it as a regular HD inside the PC case.
Is this possible and has anyone here done it before? Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 03-19-2006, 06:39 PM   #2
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Yeah i think it is possible because it still is a normal HD inside. So i think as long as you open up the casing correctly you should be fine. And no i havent done this before, im sure if you google this you will find many guides on hot to go upon doing this.
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Old 03-19-2006, 10:07 PM   #3
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Yes as long as it has a compatible interface open on the motherboard. Meaning as long as you have a extra IDE Connector Open.
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It should work. They just connect the hard drive through IDE or SATA to this PCB which has a logics chip that converts everything to USB or FireWire. It should work fine.
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yup it works fine, ive taken my external in and out of the case loads of times
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Old 03-20-2006, 06:54 AM   #6
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Ok, cheers for the help, i didnt want to go and destroy the external casing only to find that it doesnt work inside my PC.
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try to keep the casing intact because its VERY usefull to have around
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Old 03-20-2006, 08:23 AM   #8
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OK, just something...How about an external CD burner? Will it do the same?

External HDDs would work internal.
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I dont think external CD burners will, I know you can if they are in an enclosure....
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Sweet id love to pop my 250 gb extenral hardrive in as an internal
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