adventure_of_link's Avatar
17 years, 5 months ago
Nice, I've been looking for one of these for a while D:<

Also, laptop hard drives usually tend to be less reliable and aren't designed to be ran for hours on end like desktop hard drives.

And, you should be able to find a 2.5" external hard drive case and use your laptop hdd through usb :)
    adventure_of_link's Avatar
    17 years, 5 months ago
    No problem, glad to be of assisstance. :)
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      emax4
      164 Posts
      17 years, 5 months ago
      If you have a Mac, it's even easier, even if it's an old model that has a SCSI interface, or a newer one which has firewire. You set the notebook to be in target disk mode, then connect it to the main computer using a SCSI cable or firewire cable, depending on your model, start up the main machine, and the hard drive from the laptop will appear as another hard disk on the main Mac's desktop. This is nothing new and has been done for years.
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        Edymnion
        2304 Posts
        17 years, 5 months ago
        Eh, it requires the ability to mess with hardware, but just the laptop HD with a battery and a USB connector and turn it into an external HD.

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          17 years, 5 months ago
          Edymnion
          Eh, it requires the ability to mess with hardware, but just the laptop HD with a battery and a USB connector and turn it into an external HD.


          This I gotta try... :D

          schematics, please? also, what kinda battery is needed :?

          and whats wrong with powering the hdd off the usb :?
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