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So, after opening up my case i found out i've used up all my 3.5' bays. This means that i cant buy the hardrive that i wanted. So i searched for external usb 2.0 drives. I just need to know if this will be quiet and if it will be good. If not, can you suggest other ones? I have a budget of 110$ or less, and it has to hold 200 gb or more. Plz help.


This is the link to what i found. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1828384
 

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why don't u get an adapter that will allow you to put a hard drive in a 5.25" bay?

sorry we posted at the same time
 

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Yes, the 5.25 bay converter will be a better deal since it will be faster and quieter than any external drive.
 

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I dont have any bays left, i think i have two 3.5 and 2 5.5 and those are taken up by cd drives. The 3.5's are taken up by floppy drive and Sim card reader i think. The place where my original hard drive is is a crappy green plastic bay that came with the computer. Thats HP for you, they suck.
 

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What you can try doing is buy a 200GB/250GB IDE HDD and an USB 2.0 external hard drive kit (they basically make your internal hard drive external), then use one of your two HDDs (preferably slave) and use that as an external hard drive after applying the kit. My brother has done that once or twice and it has proven useful.

Well actually the page that you linked the actually a bundle of a 250GB hard drive and the hard drive enclosure kit I just mentioned. If you can a cheaper price seperately, then you can do that. But the rebate on the link makes it much cheaper than if you were to buy it seperately (try combining products on Newegg and see if you can find a cheaper price).

http://www.newegg.com/ProductSort/Su...bCategory=1-92
 

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I've adapted HD racks from old PCs to add space

Pirate one out of a junk case and mount it to the floor of your case.
 

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Sometimes you would need a screwdriver to open the enclosure, place the hard drive, and fasten it. But the enclosure kit seems to give you the USB cables and drivers so you should be set.

In fact, if you have Windows XP, you probably wouldn't need to use the disc.

(Read the comments given for the enclosure. Certainly, all hard drive enclosures work, but there are good ones and bad ones)
 

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I would, cuz ive been looknig at suff like that, but my crappy hp case is a small tower, and theres no room left with all ym drives i have in there.
 

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Those bubble lights are gonna be abonoxious. The omputer is in both my brothers room, and that would be way to annoying to sleep too. Ill go find something and ask you guys if its good.

Found this one, it has very good reviews, and i think this hardrive would work jsut fine with it.
Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817609001
HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144309

P.S.- Thanks a bunch guys, you've been a great help, i would have jsut bought a really expensive external and lost lots of money that a normal 14 year old doens't have...
 

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