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    What to do with an old unused 80gb hard drive?

    I have an 80gb unopened hard drive - Maxtor 3.5 model 6L080P0 PATA 133. Can I do anything useful with it (eg put it in a case and use as an external HDD) or is it difficult to do, or false economy?

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    Another option is to buy something like this :-

    dealextreme.com/fee…917

    Then you can always upgrade it to a SATA drive in the future too!

    :santa:

    Just grab a external hard drive housing and stick it in that
    very easy to do as done it with my old 2.5" 40gb from my ps3 so should be just the same with a 3.5" drive

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    NFS;7361548

    Just grab a external hard drive housing and stick it in thatvery easy to … Just grab a external hard drive housing and stick it in thatvery easy to do as done it with my old 2.5" 40gb from my ps3 so should be just the same with a 3.5" drive



    Thanks - wasn't sure if it was that easy or not. On Play the cases seem to be about 12pounds and either IDE or SATA - no idea what mine is!?

    Alfie!;7361636

    Thanks - wasn't sure if it was that easy or not. On Play the cases seem … Thanks - wasn't sure if it was that easy or not. On Play the cases seem to be about 12pounds and either IDE or SATA - no idea what mine is!?



    PATA = IDE

    convert an old xbox into a media center??? ok I'll go and get my coat now.

    this would do the job if you dont mind waiting a week or two

    dealextreme.com/det…999

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    cbryanp;7362095

    this would do the job if you dont mind waiting a week or … this would do the job if you dont mind waiting a week or twohttp://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5999



    Great price - but mine is a 3.5 not 2.5.

    Alfie!;7362113

    Great price - but mine is a 3.5 not 2.5.



    lol woops i should really wear my glasses once in a while!
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