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[help] external HD to internal.. possible?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by mikaru, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. mikaru

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    ok, i bought a maxtor plus II 250gb external HD about 5 months ago, although its kinda slow, its still usable, but recently my friend got me a new one.. and i was thinking since my old one's kinda slowing down on my laptop, i was thinking.. is it possible to pull out the internal parts and put it in my dekstop PC? im not a pro so i dont want to try without any advice..

    thanks in advance
     
  2. wabashman

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    yea, you should be able to just pull the HD out of the case, and then put it into your desktop. i did this with one of mine. you might have to put it into slave or cable select mode though.
     
  3. mikaru

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    thanks for the fast reply.. but forgive me for my noobness.. but do u happen to have tutorials or know a site that has one regarding the slave and cable select mode? i dont wanna mess up my pc..just being sure.. thanks again
     
  4. MasterChu

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    Moving to Langjökull in Iceland - so all the info I posted is moving with me!
     
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  5. mikaru

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    thats really clear... i get it now.. but ,my hdd doesnt seem to have this part.. and does local shops sells jumpers or are they only available on the net?

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    Moving to Langjökull in Iceland - so all the info I posted is moving with me!
     
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  7. mikaru

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    so that means.. it cant be converted to internal HDD? i already got the jumpers... the only problem is that IDE connection, that pic is exactly what i have btw..
     
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    Moving to Langjökull in Iceland - so all the info I posted is moving with me!
     
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    mikaru, edit your sig to conform to forum specs ASAP.
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    also those sata connectors are not always orange or red but black & possibly other colors. you will need a sata cable to connect the drive to the motherboard as long as have sata connectors on the motherboard.
     
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    why would he need sata cables?? he said his HD is IDE, wouldnt that require an IDE cable instead of a sata one?
     
  11. mikaru

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    my HDD is missing the IDE sockets...as shown on my attached img. so i think my HDD is a SATA one.... well this concludes it.. i need a sata cable or something.. thanks guys

    ok last question... what site has the best sata cable to connect my HDD to my motherboard? and product name?
     
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    local computer store. sata data cable
     
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    ahhh now i see. i thought you mentioned your HD was an IDE drive. im sorry. but yea, go to staples, bestbuy circuit city, anything like that will have your sata cable you need. most likely it will be red in color. probably around 10 inches long or so also.
     
  14. mikaru

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    ok guys.. thanks to all that helped, i bought it in the local store... everything is ok now.. thanks again

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