Making use of a hard drive

  AP22 18:41 20 May 2005
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I have just replaced my PC because the board packed up. It was a Fujitsu. I have now bought a Dell Dimension 8400. I've taken the hard drive out of the old machine and would like to use it as a backup external drive. Can I fit it into an external case and use it with a USB cable? It is a 60GB Seagate u6 MOdel ST360020A.

Thanks in advance for any help

  Diemmess 18:49 20 May 2005

Sounds like a good idea

  SANTOS7 18:56 20 May 2005

click here
might want one of these then

  dan11 20:04 20 May 2005

yes it does sound a very good idea.

  ventanas 21:49 20 May 2005

I did exactly as SANTOS7 suggests with a spare 40gb drive I had kicking around. I bought the HD3A, comes complete with USB2 & Firewire cables. (I use FW). Easy to set up and very fast in use. Worth every penny.

  ventanas 21:55 20 May 2005

Forgot to mention, my drive is also a Seagate.

  Tubster 21:57 20 May 2005

Whats stopping you from fitting the drive internally ?

  ventanas 22:04 20 May 2005

Probably, like me, already has two internal drives.

  AP22 22:07 20 May 2005

Thanks, all. As ventanas says, I already have two internal drives. Santos7's appropach looks good. Cheers

  AP22 22:07 20 May 2005

Thanks, all. As ventanas says, I already have two internal drives. Santos7's approach looks good. Cheers

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