Internal HDD => External HDD ?????

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    Hi guys, I have an old 40gb samsung desktop harddisk . It's lying useless. Can i convert it to as External HDD (USB) ? Is any USB casing available for this ? and how much the price will be ? Will it need external power adaptor?

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    Yeah, you can get the casing for 800-1500 bucks, depending on the quality. And yes, some need external power supply, while others dont.
     
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    Is there any casing with video out feature [​IMG]
     
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    If the HDD is PATA then u can get a USB casing.U can get 1 for around Rs 700-1200.The casing will change the PATA interface to USB.If ur mobo supports firewire then u can get a firewire casing for faster data transfer.
     
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    Whats the cost of firewire casing ?
     
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    does internal HDD will be shock resistent if v convert it to external and use in rough way. And is it worth to spend 800-1200 bucks if it remain suceptible to shocks and may end any time
     
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    An internal hard disk isn't as resistant to shocks as say a laptop HDD, but unless you actually drop it from a height, there shouldn't be any problem. I bought a USB 2.0 external enclosure for my old PATA HDD for just 700 bucks and it hasn't given me any problem so far.
     
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    what do if my HDD is'nt PATA and where to get casing frm the same
     
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    If it isn't PATA then it must be SATA. The casing for both is almost the same except for the internal connector.
     
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    u r internall hard disk is a 3.5" drive hence you'll be on the lookout for a case that goes for a PATA HDD. Not only that u wuld have to power it externally. and the idea of this being carried around 4get it. u culd end up destroying u r valuable stuff. it can be infact used a a backup device if placed only in a single place rather than have it carried around.
     
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