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Poll Results: Is your external HDD constantly turned on?

 
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post #1 of 11
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Ok guys currently i have an internal 250gb WD HDD and I have an external HDD which is a Maxtor 80gb IDE HDD.

I was wondering, what would happen if i put the maxtor into the same case as my SATA drive. will it work. Will it show up in my computer and stuff like that
etc......

Also will there be any limitations I should know about

The reason i want to move my drive is because i just found out the
number 1 reason why HDD's fail/die

No it's not due to heat, no not to spindle falier

It's to power cycleing. Which means that you turn your HDD off and on very often that you don't let it run for days on end but turn it on when you turn your pc on.

So there for i want it inside my tower to be always on
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post #2 of 11
should have no problem pulling it out and throwing it inside your case and running it off the ide channel. I don't know of any external hard drives that use their own proprietary type of hard drive...even those mini external drives are just regular laptop hard drives. So ya...you should have no problem with it in your computer.
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post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Klavith View Post
should have no problem pulling it out and throwing it inside your case and running it off the ide channel. I don't know of any external hard drives that use their own proprietary type of hard drive...even those mini external drives are just regular laptop hard drives. So ya...you should have no problem with it in your computer.
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post #4 of 11
I'm doing it right now. I have a 300 GB Seagate SATA, 250GB Western Digital SATA and a Hitachi 80 GB IDE.
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post #5 of 11
Im running a 320gig sata and 160gig maxtor ide. Befor i moved all my other ide drives to my other pc i had 6 ide and 1 sata in my pc ran fine.
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post #6 of 11
i run a 150Gb raptor with 2 ATA drives so yea it should be fine as long as you hav all the open conections in your case
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post #7 of 11
I ran a 320gb sata and a 20gb ide before and had no problem.
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post #8 of 11
1 thing to note if you install windows after you have the drive in it sometimes buts boot files on other drives if you dont install to C: but that affects you if you have more then 1 hd of anytype.
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post #9 of 11
Im running a Seagate 320gb Sata and an 80gb Seagate IDE....now heres the thing...when just my sata is plugged in...the windows loading bar goes past around 6 times...when i have my IDE drive plugged in aswell the loading bar goes past only once and windows loads up so somehow my loading times are wayy faster with the IDE connected aswell...so i say do it because there is nothing wrong with it.
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post #10 of 11
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I already have my 250gb WD SATA loaded up with programs as my main C; drive

the 80gb maxtor i'm about to ad will have movies on it. So all i have to do is set the jumpers right and it will all be all right i'm guessing?
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