Can a backup HDD be converted to a main?


catilley1092

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Sometime shortly after I bought my desktop, I bought a Seagate FreeAgent XTreme 500GB backup HDD. I have a collection of backup drives now, so I have a question.

Can this drive be cracked open, and the HDD inside be placed in my notebook? It's the same size (500GB) and runs at 7200rpm. See specs:

http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Seagate-FreeAgent-XTreme-ST305004FPA2E3-RK-500-GB-External-7200-RPM-ST305004FPA2E3-RK-Hard-Drive-/71120949/r.html?_fcls=1

The last time I cracked a backup drive open (due to failure of the enclosure components, not the drive itself), I was surprised to find within a WD 2.5", 160GB, 7200 rpm SATA HDD. I bought another enclosure for it, and I now run Linux Mint on it through USB.

My current HDD within my notebook is a 5400rpm Hitachi, I don't know the buffer specs. I was considering purchasing one of Seagate's hybrid HDD's for it, but I'm saving (what I can) for my next PC, which in all likelihood will be home built.

I'm sure that the HDD within this Seagate enclosure is a 2.5" one, as it's too small & light to be a 3.5" one. It's only been used for backups, probably no more than 48 hours of use, tops.

Anyone done this with success?

Cat
 
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Only one way to find out...lol. Seriously, you should have no problem doing that. I hear people all the time doing just that.
 

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backup is really important... do not settle for less... I have removable HDD, DVD as backup. removable HDD is the better choice.
 

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