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Old 01-06-2011, 11:07 AM   #1
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Can u take apart an external hard drive and use it for a internal harddrive and run the os on it?
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:26 AM   #2
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It all depends on what kind of drive is inside the external drive.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:29 AM   #3
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What is the model number? Should be OK if it's a standard SATA type hard drive. Some of them have proprietary interfaces that can be removed sometimes.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:23 PM   #5
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SEAGATE FreeAgent Desk 1TB 1000GB SO HOW DO I KNOW IF I CAN DO IT
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:15 PM   #6
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Just like og said. If it's a standard SATA drive inside the external, it should be fine.
It's just a laptop hard drive inside of that external enclosure.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:41 AM   #7
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and than just install my os on it ?
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:34 AM   #8
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im running on one right now a seagate 1tb external i took out as long as it is stata your good all i had to do was do a hard reformat before installing the os or it will it wont detect it as an internal drive
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:45 PM   #9
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If it's a standard SATA drive inside the external, it should be ok
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:50 PM   #10
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According to this guy's blog, the drive is just your standard Seagate 1TB hard drive, so yup, it should be fine. Disassembling a Seagate Free Agent Desk 1TB Gareth’s random Blog of fiddlings
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