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Jul 21 2011
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Hard Drive Upgrade Question

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If I upgrade my hard drive, can I use the old hard drive as a portable hard drive?

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Treasure Hunter
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Re: Hard Drive Upgrade Question

Jul 21, 2011

Yes, you just need to get a USB enclosure.

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Jul 21, 2011

Ok, tried that.  But when I plug it into my laptop, it doesn't read it.  Nothing comes up in My Computer.

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Jul 21, 2011

Mikeynike43 wrote:

Ok, tried that.  But when I plug it into my laptop, it doesn't read it.  Nothing comes up in My Computer.

Have you tried looking in Disk Management to see if it shows up there?

Not sure what OS you are using, but in Windows 7 go to Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management and click Disk Management in the left pane of the window that appears.  The process should be similar in Windows XP.

Also, when you connected it to your laptop were any drivers for the enclosure installed?

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Jul 22, 2011

Thanks a lot dude.  I found it under Disk Management and figured it out from there.  Thanks again for all your help.

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Mikeynike43 wrote:

Thanks a lot dude.  I found it under Disk Management and figured it out from there.  Thanks again for all your help.

My pleasure, glad you got it working.

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Jul 22, 2011

YES YOU CAN GET ONE OFF EBAY FOR 8.00 THAT MAKES YOU 2.5 SATA HARDDRIVE A EXTERNAL HARDDRIVE

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