External Drive Replacement - need help!

  • panzhuli
  • Graduate
  • Graduate
  • panzhuli
  • Posts: 135
  • Loc: Cleveland

Post 3+ Months Ago

Hey all -

I'm trying to replace the HDD in my external drive (it is failing as we speak):

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?s ... caid=17379

I just can't tell what the drive is... Is it a SCSI/IDE/something else? What am I missing here? I opened it and it looks like the connection is shorter than a standard IDE cable. Ideas?

Thanks!
  • Anonymous
  • Bot
  • No Avatar
  • Posts: ?
  • Loc: Ozzuland
  • Status: Online

Post 3+ Months Ago

  • panzhuli
  • Graduate
  • Graduate
  • panzhuli
  • Posts: 135
  • Loc: Cleveland

Post 3+ Months Ago

ok - i opened it up again after recovering my data and it looks like it is an ATA100. Do you think I can just drop in another one? Or is there special software on these things? Thanks in advance
  • X3ndou
  • Proficient
  • Proficient
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 263
  • Loc: New Jersey

Post 3+ Months Ago

Why don't you just connect that up instead of the old one?
  • Albert_chu
  • Graduate
  • Graduate
  • Albert_chu
  • Posts: 103

Post 3+ Months Ago

i dont reccomend external hard drives..its really just a normal computer hard drive in a facy hard case with a usb connection port..and costs like $100 more than an internal HDD.
  • X3ndou
  • Proficient
  • Proficient
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 263
  • Loc: New Jersey

Post 3+ Months Ago

Yeah, but not everyone has IDE spots to spare.

Additionally, some people like to be able to take their data with them.

By the way, I bought a 20 dollar external IDE case from Newegg and a $50 250gb HD from woot.com and it works like a charm. 70 bucks for a nice 250gb external drive isn't too bad.

Post Information

  • Total Posts in this topic: 5 posts
  • Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 40 guests
  • You cannot post new topics in this forum
  • You cannot reply to topics in this forum
  • You cannot edit your posts in this forum
  • You cannot delete your posts in this forum
  • You cannot post attachments in this forum
 
 

© 1998-2014. Ozzu® is a registered trademark of Unmelted, LLC.