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Replacing the HD in an external HD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by w33dh0l3, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. w33dh0l3

    w33dh0l3 Thread Starter

    Apr 17, 2004
    Is it possible to replace the hard drive inside an external hard drive? I've heard its just an ide hard drive inside, but I don't have one to try it on.
  2. zeddy


    May 3, 2003
    Yes it is, you will have to look at the external harddrive to see if its a standard IDE 3.5" or a 2.5" drive.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    I've used tons of USB and Firewire external drives, and I've never seen one that had anything but a standard IDE drive inside. The real small ones normally use laptop 2.5" drives, and anything significantly larger physically than a 3.5" drive normally has a 3.5" drive in it.
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