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Windows 7: Can I use this Seagate HD for my HP?

16 Apr 2012   #1
mike6623

Windows 8 Pro
 
 
Can I use this Seagate HD for my HP?

Seagate U Series 6 ST340810A

I took it out of an old Imac that didn't work. I have an open bay for another drive and I just want to see if anything is on it of need. Is this possible?

It is going into an HP, the drive itself doesn't say MAC on it, so I was unsure if it was for MAC only


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16 Apr 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It should work just fine, so long as you have the right cable and cable connection on your mobo of new PC.
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16 Apr 2012   #3
mike6623

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
It should work just fine, so long as you have the right cable and cable connection on your mobo of new PC.
Not sure, I actually have an IDE/SATA to usb cable, but I do not have the 4 hole power adapter which I think I need because when I connect, and plug in the usb nothing happens
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16 Apr 2012   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Need to find a spare 4 pin molex connector,

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coming from the power supply and connect it to the hard drive, there isn't enough power through the USB to power it.

Also specs on that drive,

U Series 6 | Seagate


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16 Apr 2012   #5
mike6623

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Need to find a spare 4 pin molex connector,

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coming from the power supply and connect it to the hard drive, there isn't enough power through the USB to power it.

Also specs on that drive,

U Series 6 | Seagate
I seen that in my HP, but it looked like there were like 5 different ones. How do I know which one to connect, also, the area where there is like 30 pins, I didn't see anything for that. could I use the adapter I have and connect the 4 hole thing in your pic just to view the drive?

And I actually took that same thing out of the other PC where I got the drive. but on the other end there is a weird input I have never seen
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16 Apr 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Suggest you post some pictures of the pins so that we know what you are talking about.
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16 Apr 2012   #7
mike6623

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

This is what I am seeing, notice how there are like 5-6 of those things? Do I need to chose the right one? Am I supposed to keep the drive plugged into the usb thing that I posted as is?


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16 Apr 2012   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Any of those 4 pin molex connectors will do. Just make sure the computer is off before connecting one to the hard drive.
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16 Apr 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I guess I am too late. Stormy has the answer, LOL.
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16 Apr 2012   #10
mike6623

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

This may be a silly question, but when I have it hooked up, how do I view it? I do not see it like I do the externals?
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