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Help: What can I do with a spare 3.5" IDE drive?

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Hi all I have a spare 3.5" IDE drive, and wanted to make good use of it. I was thinking of just getting an enclosure and making it into an external drive, but then started wondering if I could make…
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
Hi all

I have a spare 3.5" IDE drive, and wanted to make good use of it. I was thinking of just getting an enclosure and making it into an external drive, but then started wondering if I could make it a network drive instead.

Anyone have any recommendations or suggestions?

Thanks in advance
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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You can buy network drive enclosures fairly cheap.
#2
thanks - any ideas where from? I've had a look all afternoon, and the cheapest I can see are for around £70 - £80
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thanks - any ideas where from? I've had a look all afternoon, and the cheapest I can see are for around £70 - £80


First one on google:

http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?prodID=B72989&viewOverview=y&showold=#productTop

Not got time to look into it though.....
#4
I love this place... rep added for both!
banned#5
what size is it? IDE drives are fetching good prices
#6
It's a Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 (120Gb)

Works perfectly well, it used to be in my PVR, until I upgraded it recently
#7
I had a spare 200GB drive so put it in an external enclosure so I sould use it for backing up my most important data. Being external I can hide it away easily and it's quick to backup to hard drive. How upset would you be for example if either your current drive died or got stolen ?
Just another thought as to what to use it for. And enclosures can be had for about £10.

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