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What to do with 500GB external drive?

post #1 of 8
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I have a 500GB 5200 rpm Seagate Free Agent USB external drive. What would you guys do with it if you were to convert it to an internal drive? Keep it and backup externally? Use it to backup internally? Or use it for more storage space? By the way I use a 500GB 7400 rpm drive as my main internal. I would like to know just out of curiosity.
post #2 of 8
Actually you and I had the same question. biggrin.gif I found out that my 500GB is a very good way to keep things backed up and for when I get my nonstop folding rig/server up and running it will go in there.
     
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yep, disassemble it and use it as an internal drive. SATA beats USB.
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I have an extra esata cable that came with my case, can I use that esata cable to connect it to my sata seagate drive? The esata cable is currently hooked up in the front panel.
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I would use it to back up important files to in case there was a fire or other disaster. A lot easier to grab in a hurry than a case.
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agreed, use it for a a backup drive.. for example do a back up nightly or weekly of important files/folders and eject it and keep it safe somewhere smile.gif
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post #7 of 8
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thanks guys, yea I'm gonna go with the backing up option.
post #8 of 8
Like most of them said, back up drive! You never know what's going to happen.
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