Using external HDD as internal
So I read at some pages that you can open up a external HDD and take the HDD out and then put it in the computer. Yes I have a 2.5" bay, in case someone is wondering, and http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=470 this is the HDD I want to disassemble , is this possible? Someone said that the ones with the port like the one in the link, can't be used as internal. Thanks!
I got tired of plugging mine (Toshiba USB 3.0, 500gb) in so I waited until newegg had a PCIe USB 3 card with a type A port and mounted both. I got the drive dirt cheap or I'd have just purchased another SATA drive to mount. I use a SSD drive for Paragon imaging and the Toshiba for W7's utility backups. I understand your point though, I'm sure you just want to use a SATA cable. I'm thinking some probably have the SATA to USB components permanently attached to each other so you may have to go the card route. There are probably 19-pin USB to type A adapters if your motherboard has 19-pin USB ports. Mine were already all in use, reason for the card. Good luck!
So it should work?
Amir Arfan said:So it should work?
I don't think he bumped the thread. I believe he doesn't understand yet.
To answer the question, I'd say you better not take the drive apart and only try it the way I described!