How to make External Hard Disk

  jigz 09:32 16 Dec 2005

I am looking for an external hard disk for backup and music storage. I need around 60-80 gig space.

Could someone help me with making external hard disk? I have looked for some external cases but which hard drive do i need to buy so that they both work together?

  Stuartli 09:49 16 Dec 2005

You can't "make" an external hard disk.

Do you mean the type that will slot and out of your system case?

If so you probably mean something on these lines:

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  johnnyrocker 09:50 16 Dec 2005

click here i got an external case usb fitting just put a spare drive i had and away it went.


  jigz 09:54 16 Dec 2005

I mean buy a sperate case and buy a hard disk which can be put together to make an external hard disk.
There are so many different disks and I am not sure which one to buy which would work with a normal external case.

  PaulB2005 09:57 16 Dec 2005

Make sure you match the type and size.

You'll want a 3.5 inch disk with an IDE / E-IDE / ATA interface (not SCSI or SATA). The caddy will have the same spec.


ANy disk at click here "IDE Hard Drives"

with the 3rd or 4th one down at click here work together. "High speed external enclosure USB 2.0 interface for 3.5" IDE device"

  jigz 10:08 16 Dec 2005

which one would you recomment? Would 2mb buffer be alright or too slow?

  PaulB2005 10:14 16 Dec 2005

Any disk will do. Buffers etc only really mater if you want to use this disk "live" (i.e. run programs from it or access data all the time). If you are using for backup go for capacity over buffers.

  jigz 10:17 16 Dec 2005

Say if I bought this click here


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Do you think this will work together?

  PaulB2005 10:19 16 Dec 2005

Yes - they will work together. Both are 3.5 and both are IDE.

  jigz 10:21 16 Dec 2005

Almost done. dont need to buy any cables or anything. Do I?

  PaulB2005 10:22 16 Dec 2005

USB 2.0 - USB 2.0 cable included
External Power supply - included

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