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Dimension 8300, adding internal harddrive as external?

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Anonymous
October 4, 2004 2:10:36 PM

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Have a year old Dimension 8300 with a 120GB harddrive.

With some good deals on 250GB internal hard drives and USB enclosures
available, I am thinking of buying both, to create an external USB
hard drive.

Seems it should be easy.

Would I need any special software that doesn't come with the drive
or/and enclosure?

Any caveats?
Anonymous
October 4, 2004 4:07:19 PM

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Nope. Plug it in. Use it.
"5 O" <uyu@999.kok> wrote in message
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> Have a year old Dimension 8300 with a 120GB harddrive.
>
> With some good deals on 250GB internal hard drives and USB enclosures
> available, I am thinking of buying both, to create an external USB
> hard drive.
>
> Seems it should be easy.
>
> Would I need any special software that doesn't come with the drive
> or/and enclosure?
>
> Any caveats?
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
October 4, 2004 5:44:13 PM

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On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 12:07:19 -0400, "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net>
wrote:

>Nope. Plug it in. Use it.

Hard drives are brand names but I see enclosures going from near $20
to $60, what do you look for, nothing fancy, just to assure it works
(USB)?

TIA
Anonymous
October 5, 2004 12:18:59 AM

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I like this one:

http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=3325-N&cat=...

Do NOT get a cheap plastic one with a fan. They're LOUD!

Tom
"5 O" <uyu@999.kok> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 12:07:19 -0400, "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net>
> wrote:
>
>>Nope. Plug it in. Use it.
>
> Hard drives are brand names but I see enclosures going from near $20
> to $60, what do you look for, nothing fancy, just to assure it works
> (USB)?
>
> TIA
>
!