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Using an external hdd as an internal hdd?

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#1 +Jack Unterweger

Jack Unterweger

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:24

I have a wd hdd I think it's this one

Would it be possible to break the case and use the hdd inside as hdd in my comp?
Theoretically there should be in a regular hdd right? And what about the connectors?

#2 Seketh



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:36

Yes, and should be SATA.


Well, mine is, but it's a little bit newer (with the blue led).


No need to break it. It's a little hard to disassemble, but you can put it back together.

#3 Mindovermaster


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 13:16

I have done this before. I hated the external because the fan was too loud.


This is not your exact model, but should be fairly similar: