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HDD to SDD

  1. #1


    India
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    HDD to SDD?


    Umm.. Just wondering if I could make a Good use of my 80GB HDD.
    This HDD is from a 5year old desktop computer. So... is it possible to connect to my laptop and use it like an SDD. If so then how? This is important to me. Or I am gonna sell it cheap(old). But 80GB is huge for me...please give me some idea.


    Edit: It got windows xp 32bit installed and almost 36GB+ space acquired by some music files.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Sure, you cat make use of it but you will need an external enclosure of sorts. Also, I assume it is SATA (not IDE). If so, this is the one I use:

    ORICO 6518SUS3-BK USB3.0&E-SATA SATA HDD Docking Station/Enclosure - Newegg.com

    Works with USB 2.0 and 3.0 (if SATA III HD) plus you can run E-SATA if your laptop has that port too! Easy in and out. No heat issue either!
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  3. #3


    India
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Sure, you cat make use of it but you will need an external enclosure of sorts. Also, I assume it is SATA (not IDE). If so, this is the one I use:

    ORICO 6518SUS3-BK USB3.0&E-SATA SATA HDD Docking Station/Enclosure - Newegg.com

    Works with USB 2.0 and 3.0 (if SATA III HD) plus you can run E-SATA if your laptop has that port too! Easy in and out. No heat issue either!

    Awww! this is the only option? looks expensive to me , btw thanks for breaking my doubt
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    There are other cheaper ones available but they never worked (lasted) for me.
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  5. #5


    India
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    There are other cheaper ones available but they never worked (lasted) for me.
    yea that's why they are Cheap. All better are after $
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