Re: External HD intern?
- From: ARR <not_gonna_fall_prey_to_spam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 14:33:20 GMT
"ARR" <not_gonna_fall_prey_to_spam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Let me see if I understand you correctly... You want to have a hard
drive internally installed into your box, but you want to use it as
though it is external. you do NOT want to install an internal drive
inside of your case, is that correct?
YES! That's what i mean.
Actually i was thinking of a HD in my box that i can 'turn on and off'
whenever i want. So normally it wouldn't start up when i use the comp, but
only when i make a backup.
Simple solution would be to put an external HD in the box, leave the USB
cable outside via a hole in the box and only connect it when i need it, but
isn't there an other solution? (except just leave it outside like normally,
but i don't want this 'mess'(although a WD MyBook looks quite nice))
I am not sure if this would work, but try this on for size. Suppose you get one of those kits that allow you to convert an internal hd to an external hd. You would get that for the connectors... Keep the hd installed in the computer. Connect to an internal usb 2.0 port on the mb. Now about power on and off. Perhaps it would be possible to install a switch between the hard drive and the power connector and then turn it off and on, after using "Safely Remove Hardware." to disconnect the drive.
Or, you could say for example, when you turn the system on, this drive would be on because at this moment in this hypothetical situation, we do NOT have a switch between the source and the drive, if you are NOT going to be backing up, you safely disconnect hardware and then, that is that. If you decide to back up something, you would have to reboot.
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