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Samsung external to internal, will it work?

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  • Hard Drives
  • Power
  • Cable
  • External Hard Drive
  • Storage
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April 9, 2012 1:29:58 PM

My external hard drive that held all of my sensitive data (until today) has a major power cable problem... the inside of the internal case broke.
So I opened it up and found that inside it is a:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-HD501LJ-500GB-Internal-...

Would I be okay to stick this inside my computer with a SATA cable and a 8pin power connector?

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a b G Storage
April 9, 2012 1:56:09 PM

should be ok. Remember to power down computer before plugging the hard drive. I've seen people do otherwise and destroy the hd.
April 9, 2012 2:17:39 PM

External hard drives are usually the same things as internal ones, but with the outer cover being just a platform for aesthetics and a ubs interface.
April 9, 2012 8:32:00 PM

Thanks guys, much appreciated! :) 
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