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So, for my build, I'm gonna use a SSD for Windows 7, and an external hard drive for storage. How can I make this work? Whenever I use an external hard drive for a computer, it reads it as a USB Device, and I want Windows 7 to read it as my hard drive.
    
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You can't do it.. as far as i know. ive tried this before with no luck...
    
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You can't do it.. as far as i know. ive tried this before with no luck...

Well, this blows :/ I don't want to spend $300+ on a 2TB hard drive when I already bought my 2TB External hard drive for $130
    
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you can take the external hard drive apart and there will be a normal drive in there and just plug it in through sata i think,
my external hard drive failed and i just took it apart and used it as an internal drive, still using it right now, it works perfectly fine,
you would have to break the shell and stuff though so voiding warranty should it die.

hope it helps! GL
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you can take the external hard drive apart and there will be a normal drive in there and just plug it in through sata i think,
my external hard drive failed and i just took it apart and used it as an internal drive, still using it right now, it works perfectly fine,
you would have to break the shell and stuff though so voiding warranty should it die.
hope it helps! GL

Dude!! Thank you so much! I'll make sure to do that when I get my "Christmas" present!thumb.gifthumb.gif
    
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no problem mate, glad i helped ^^

BUT make sure its not a portable one becuase i don't know if they work like that if you break them out,
it might work but i have no idea because ive only done it to a big one.
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no problem mate, glad i helped ^^
BUT make sure its not a portable one becuase i don't know if they work like that if you break them out,
it might work but i have no idea because ive only done it to a big one.

It's not portable, It has a USB connection and a power adapter.
    
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then ur all good ^^
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then ur all good ^^

Yay! +Rep:thumb:
    
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