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Seagate Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RoyP, Dec 9, 2014.

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  1. RoyP

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    This might be a silly question, but I have a Seagtate Barracuda 7200.7 hard drive 160GB that came out of my very old Dell desktop.

    Is there any way this can be connected to my new desktop as an external drive?
     
  2. Triple6

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    Absolutely, you just need to buy a USB enclosure for it. You will need to determine if the drive is SATA or PATA(IDE); they have different connectors on the back and get the matching enclosure. The model number of drive would help with that.
     
  3. RoyP

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    Thanks for the info, looked into price of enclosure which varies £18 - £24, but I can buy a brand new external drive 160GB for £18 so I might just as well go down that route and have a brand new drive.
     
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    I'm guessing that Rob recommended an external hard drive enclosure because he (like me) assumed you wanted to connect that old hard drive to your new desktop so you can retrieve personal data from it.

    Since that doesn't appear to be the case, I agree with you that buying a brand new external hard drive is the better option.

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  5. Triple6

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    Well a 160GB external drive must be very old, the smallest new drive they make is 500GB. You can probably find enclosures for half the price you list.
     
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