External hdd as priamry hdd? Tags: Hard Drives External Hard Drive Storage Last response: October 24, 2011 11:53 AM in Storage Share a_tractor October 24, 2011 6:04:54 AM can you use a external hdd as an internal hdd? More about : external hdd priamry hdd Hawkeye22 a c 372 G Storage October 24, 2011 11:53:25 AM As long as your motherboard has available sata or IDE ports and you can get the drive out of it's enclosure then yes, it should work fine although it may need reformatted, which is rare. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWD Elements external hdd is recognized but doesn't show up in My Computer Forum SolvedExternal HDD probem.. Forum SolvedExternal HDD not acessible. Forum SolvedCan I boot and run my Win7 OS drive from an external HDD? Forum SolvedUse WD external hdd as internal Forum SolvedSetting up an external HDD stack Forum SolvedFiles are Missing from Newly created external HDD from Laptop Hard disk Forum SolvedWindows 7 External HDD Won't Load on Windows 8 Laptop Forum SolvedExternal HDD Enclosures Forum Solvedfell of bike, Dropped USB flash drive, External HDD and a SSD in a puddle... Forum SolvedDropped my WD My Passport Utra external HDD Forum SolvedBest cheap external HDD for Xbox One? Forum SolvedExternal HDD on Xbox One Forum SolvedData loss from external hdd Forum SolvedIs every external HDD an internal one with a "translator" Forum SolvedDoubt regarding external HDD reliability Forum SolvedExternal HDD keeps disconnecting Forum SolvedConnected the power cable of an external HDD incorrectly, now drive won't spin! help Forum SolvedI can't access my external HDD via windows. Forum Solved4TB external HDD, witch one is the best? STDT4000100 or STBV4000100? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !