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Having problems with Seagate 7200.11 750gb External HDD

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I tried to install a 750mb seagate through my parts on the back for internal hdd. When I did it would only torn on for about 1/2 a second then I had to reset the bios to get it to power on. I checked all of the connections and tried and it did the same thing again. Does anyone have any ideas about what might be the problem?
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Um...if it's an external (USB) hard drive it's probably formatted solely for that purpose, and trying to wire it up via IDE or SATA might just cause the HD damage or harm your system.

I guess thats the best I got, I'm not sure what you mean by installing the HD "through my parts on the back for internal HDD"; I've never heard of anybody installing an external hard drive as an internal one (but I've done it the other way around...turned an internal into an external with an adapte). External HD's usually aren't designed for anything but storage for photos/video/etc, and thus slower data rates.
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My mobo came with an SATA bracket which according to the manual

"allows you to connect external SATA device(s) to your system by expanding the internal SATA port(s) to the chassis back panel."

Later is specifies between using a device with a housing and one without, and if it doesn't have a housing use the power port on the back. The hard drive I am using is one that was inside of an external housing, but I removed it from its housing. Miss interpretation? The hard drive that was inside of the housing just happens to be a Segate 7200.11 750gb drive. I guess i was incorrect in my initial assessment that the ports were for internal.
Edited by kaxel - 12/23/08 at 2:22am
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