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Windows 7: Build your own External Hard Drive

01 Jul 2011   #111
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I always clean install whenever possible. Unless it's a 100% clean image with no garbage installed. Especially when going to a limited capacity SSD drive.


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03 Jul 2011   #112
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 
A Dual HD Enclosure!

I picked up this Rosewill Dual Ext enclosure for 2 Sata HD's. Looks & feels well put together. Four screws let you remove the slide out section to install the HD's. The HD's slide into place with the sata connectors easily. Then secure the HD's in place with the standard HD side mounting screws. Slide into the enclosure & hold in place with the four screws. Attach the power cord & the USB cable. Connect to your computer & power up


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03 Jul 2011   #113
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I picked up this Rosewill Dual Ext enclosure for 2 Sata HD's. Looks & feels well put together. Four screws let you remove the slide out section to install the HD's. The HD's slide into place with the sata connectors easily. Then secure the HD's in place with the standard HD side mounting screws. Slide into the enclosure & hold in place with the four screws. Attach the power cord & the USB cable. Connect to your computer & power up
Sweet!
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03 Jul 2011   #114
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Then when connected, they are recognized in Disk Management. And the message pops up to initialize both new HD's. So continue as before in this thread. Initalize, Format, Assign Drive letters.

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Another Successful Science Experiment


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03 Jul 2011   #115
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Hey Doc,
Off topic but I've been watching you all morning on the tube. Currently you stuck in the West just like real life ! lol
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03 Jul 2011   #116
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Hey Doc,
Off topic but I've been watching you all morning on the tube. Currently you stuck in the West just like real life ! lol
Yep, watching it now, also. That's what gets me in the Science experimenting mood
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04 Jul 2011   #117
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I picked up this Rosewill Dual Ext enclosure for 2 Sata HD's. Looks & feels well put together. Four screws let you remove the slide out section to install the HD's. The HD's slide into place with the sata connectors easily. Then secure the HD's in place with the standard HD side mounting screws. Slide into the enclosure & hold in place with the four screws. Attach the power cord & the USB cable. Connect to your computer & power up
Doc, that looks great. Just wish it came USB 3.0 or eSATA.
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12 Jul 2011   #118
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I have the USB 2.0 version of this one.

Newegg.com - KINGWIN ATK-25U3-BK Aluminum 2.5" Black USB 3.0 External Enclosure

I bought a 320GB 2.5" HDD to use it with. Works really nice. Has a very bright blue light.
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14 Jul 2011   #119
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Britton30 something like this! lol

My intent was to install my old SSD drive to my laptop and then place the spinner in here. I was denied as the spinnes proved to be a pata drive not sata. Live and learn I guess this SSD will just have to go in my mid-tower 2.6 be quad system.....oh darn !
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14 Jul 2011   #120
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yup Cheese, looks very familiar, except for the SSD.
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