can I use an old internal drive as an external

  David-189382 18:39 16 Nov 2007

I have an old computer with an ide internal hard drive can I use this as an external drive,if I take it out? and if so how do I connect it up? The computer I wish to connect to runs xp pro.

Please help.

  woodchip 18:42 16 Nov 2007

Yes just get a caddy, You just open the caddy and plug the cable into the drive.

  woodchip 18:42 16 Nov 2007
  johnnyrocker 18:43 16 Nov 2007

get a caddy click here and connect it via usb, then run it as you will.


  johnnyrocker 18:43 16 Nov 2007

really must pick up my speeds;)


  woodchip 18:46 16 Nov 2007

johnny you should get a 98se computer

  woodchip 18:47 16 Nov 2007

PS I only use one finger to type

  johnnyrocker 18:47 16 Nov 2007

he he.and that would help?


  David-189382 18:55 16 Nov 2007

May I thank woodchip and jonnyrocker for their helpful and speedy replies Thank you dr wack

  woodchip 18:57 16 Nov 2007

The drive when fitted as to be set as Master, but if the drive was the only one in the computer. You should not need to change anything

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