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Connecting external hard drive on internal SATA ports

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August 15, 2012 5:36:51 AM

can i connect my external seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB 3.0 hard drive on my desktop's internal convectional SATA ports (2 cables one for power and data) by removing the usb adapter of the external hard drive
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August 15, 2012 6:32:16 AM

If done correctly yes, but be careful! You may just want to invest in a good eSATA card and an external hard drive enclosure.
August 15, 2012 6:16:30 PM

monoproelio said:
If done correctly yes, but be careful! You may just want to invest in a good eSATA card and an external hard drive enclosure.


Thanks for the reply man...i did it anyways by removing the eSATA to USB adapter which was came by default with the external drive and connecting it with internal power supply and SATA cable...worked like a charm :-)
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August 15, 2012 7:36:09 PM

Yep, I love enclosures that are reusable too, if i need to take the laptop somewhere i can just throw the HDD back in!
August 22, 2012 5:23:02 AM

actually this external drive does not comes with any enclosure. It just contains a USB to eSATA converter adapter which links it through different ports. It can be used internally as well as externally, all you gotta do is connect or disconnect the adapter according to the connection you want.
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