replacing th 3.5inche HD of my usb external HD, possible? easy?

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Found 25th Nov 2009
i was wondering if i could replace easily the 3.5inch HDs of my usb externals with 2TB ones?

links to my HDs are below

thanks

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Just install it inside your box. HDD will come with Sata Cable and plug into motherboard. Will be a lot quicker than USB and then you can keep your other HDD as well :thumbsup:

Do you know if the Lacie drives are Sata ?.

Original Poster

forgot to mention. i just use laptops.

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tonyg1962;7004649

Do you know if the Lacie drives are Sata ?.



one d2 external HD i have has got esata connection but i dont think its original HD is a sata drive...

so i cant use it then?

volcom883;7004688

one d2 external HD i have has got esata connection but i dont think its … one d2 external HD i have has got esata connection but i dont think its original HD is a sata drive...so i cant use it then?



If its Esata then its almost certainly Sata inside so should be no problem ,the question is how hard is it to dismantle ?.

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tonyg1962;7004760

If its Esata then its almost certainly Sata inside so should be no … If its Esata then its almost certainly Sata inside so should be no problem ,the question is how hard is it to dismantle ?.



i have checked the d2 quadra drive's ]specifications and it doesnt mention anywhere if its a sata drive!
if its not sata then it wouldnt work would it?

i found ]this video on youtube it shows how to take the d2 quadra apart. i've never changed a HD before. do u think its easy to change it?

With the drives plugges in go to my computer,
Right click on the drives and select properties
click on hardware and the drives will be there,
this tells you the exact drive that is in the enclosure
if you google the drives you will be able to find out what exact spec they are,

Original Poster

i called lacie and was told that although the d2 was a sata drive one the chip inside mine(olders d2 model) only supported up to 1tb drives..
thanks anyway

btw, how much would it cost me to get a HD case with esata and usb conection?
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