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Old August 21st, 2005, 11:01 AM   #1
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Has anyone turned internal drives into external drives

I see some good sales on Internal HDDs but I really need an external HDD for my Tricaster.

Has anyone used those HDD enclosures to turn Internal HDDs into external?
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Old August 21st, 2005, 12:25 PM   #2
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I do it all the time. In fact, I am on my way to Fry's today to get another 200GB drive.

You can buy external USB 2.0 or Firewire enclosures that hold those cheap drives. I have three connected right now. I capture all my footage to the internal drive, and keep all my current footage on that drive. But everything else goes to the external drives for temporary storage.
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Old August 21st, 2005, 01:01 PM   #3
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Yeah thats whats in the external drives are internal HDD put into an external enclosure. Its just a matter of finding an enclosure you like. www.newegg.com sells them for pretty cheap. Theres obviously other places to look but their prices are cheaper than Frys i know that. :)
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Old August 21st, 2005, 02:56 PM   #4
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I just paid $54 (after rebate and including taxes) for a 200GB 7200rpm Seagate Ultra ATA/100 - at Fry's.

You gotta love it. $0.28/GB !!!
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Old August 21st, 2005, 03:37 PM   #5
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Thanks I saw some cool enclosures with fans on sale at J&R in NYC and 250gig internal drives for $100.00.

That's a lot less than what I would have to pay for Western Digital or Maxtor external drives.
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