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Windows 7: Can I fit my external drive internally?

27 Feb 2010   #1
Jessica

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Can I fit my external drive internally?

Can any one advise me on this?

I have a 1GB Samsung Story External USB 2.0 hard drive. The drive performs well, but isnít really as fast as my internal hard drives. What I was wondering was, Now that I have a spare hard drive bay inside my case, could I remove the Samsung from itís external enclosure and fit it inside my case?

I know this will invalidate the warrantee, but Iím getting tired of the slow spin-up speed and the flashing light on the front of the drive. Is there an ordinary SATA hard drive inside the enclosure or does it have Ďspecialí connections and can only be used via USB.

Iím running Windows 7 HP 64bit.

Please help if you can.


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27 Feb 2010   #2
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ģô
 
 

Should pop straight in, so long as it's a 2.5 drive.
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27 Feb 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Should pop straight in, so long as it's a 2.5 drive.
A 3.5" would also pop right into desktops.

You should be able to do this without any problems.
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27 Feb 2010   #4
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ģô
 
 

So it would, I was thinking they had a laptop.
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27 Feb 2010   #5
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Once you open the external drive you will see that it is a regular hard drive that is plugged into a CKT board, hopefully one that is a sata and not ide. Read the sticker on the drive to see if it is a sata 1 or sata 2. Eitehr one will just plug into the regular sata ports. If they short changed you and used an ide or sata 1 then I would not plug it as as this may default your currents drives to a slower speed.
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27 Feb 2010   #6
Jessica

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks for all the replies.

Iíll have to open the enclosure to find out what type of drive is installed. The only number on the underside of the case is E03WJ10S701159.
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27 Feb 2010   #7
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Don't be concerned with whether it's sata1 or ide, the performance hit is soooo nominal you won't know it...
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