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    Question* HardDrive Hook up through USB

    Well I have this two HardDrives from my older pc, and I was wondering if I can somehow hook them up to my laptop through USB. Is it Possible?
    If it is, what kind of cables do I need? please help

    #2
    are they standard reg size hard drives

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      #3
      One is a one year old harddrive, 40GB, the other one is 20GB. Can't remember the name of the brand.

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        #4
        http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...155-502&depa=9

        you need something like these that attach by either usb or firewire what ever you have

        go to “compusa” or “frys” and ask they will know what you need

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          #5
          Yeah, internal laptop HDs are smaller IIRC. As Andrew911tt said, you'll need an external enclosure for USB/firewire.
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            #6
            For normal HDD's you need a 3.5" external enclosure, for laptop drives I think you need a 2.5" external enclosure.

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              #7
              dont u just buy a cheap IDE to USB cable and plug it in ur HD and put it in a case?

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                #8
                Originally posted by jasonchiu
                dont u just buy a cheap IDE to USB cable and plug it in ur HD and put it in a case?
                And spend a bunch of money when he could just spend $20-$30 for a enclosure?
                My Cars: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 convertible (summer weekend car), 2001 Ford Mustang GT coupe (winter car & grocery getter)
                There is no replacement for displacement.
                - Wolfgang Bernhard, then Chief Operating Officer, Chrysler Group talking about the Dodge Viper SRT-10
                ... I ask Herb Helbig, vehicle synthesis manager for SRT and a member of the original Team Viper development group since day one, if they'd ever thought of adding traction control. "It comes with two," he says, pointing at my feet. "Learn to use them." Got it.
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                  #9
                  o right well the enclosures are dirt cheap here so i was'nt thinkin about that.

                  what is the alturnative?

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                    #10
                    Oh, I'm sorry, I misread you saying that he should buy a cheap HD and not a cable.

                    And this is for his laptop, not a desktop.
                    My Cars: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 convertible (summer weekend car), 2001 Ford Mustang GT coupe (winter car & grocery getter)
                    There is no replacement for displacement.
                    - Wolfgang Bernhard, then Chief Operating Officer, Chrysler Group talking about the Dodge Viper SRT-10
                    ... I ask Herb Helbig, vehicle synthesis manager for SRT and a member of the original Team Viper development group since day one, if they'd ever thought of adding traction control. "It comes with two," he says, pointing at my feet. "Learn to use them." Got it.
                    - Motor Trend on the 2006 Dodge Viper Coupe, November 2005

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                      #11
                      I think if I can find a cheap enclosure i'm going to get that. It's just I don't want to through away those HD's I have, if I can use them for storage.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by brembo
                        For normal HDD's you need a 3.5" external enclosure, for laptop drives I think you need a 2.5" external enclosure.
                        This is incorrect

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by kenezzite
                          I think if I can find a cheap enclosure i'm going to get that. It's just I don't want to through away those HD's I have, if I can use them for storage.
                          If you are looking at enclosures, try to find one that has a cooling fan. I have an aluminum USB2.0\FireWire enclosure that has an 80mm cooling fan and I can leave it running 24\7 with no heating problems at all. It obvsiouly cost a bit more than a plastic enclosure, but I would highly recommend looking for one with a fan.

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