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Learn how to create your own external HD

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1 – Identify the components of the case

to start the process of assembling your < a href = "#" rel = "nofollow" onclick = ' Pal1575974300hw. hwClqnaj ("hard"); return false; ' style = "cursor: hand; color: # 000066; text-decoration: underline; border-bottom: dotted 1px;" onmouseover = ' Pal1575974300hw. hwShow (event, this, "hard disk"); this.style.cursor = "hand"; this.style.textDecoration = "underline"; this.style.borderBottom = "solid"; ' onmouseout = ' Pal1575974300hw. hideMaybe (this, "hard disk"); this.style.cursor = "hand"; this.style.textDecoration = "underline"; this.style.borderBottom = "dotted" oncontextmenu = 1px; ' "return false;" > external hard drive, remove the screws from the unit, Open the case and see how the < a href = "#" rel = "nofollow" onclick = ' Pal1575974300hw. hwClqnaj ("system"); return false; ' style = "cursor: hand; color: # 000066; text-decoration: underline; border-bottom: dotted 1px;" onmouseover = ' Pal1575974300hw. hwShow (event, this, "system"); this.style.cursor = "hand"; this.style.textDecoration = "underline"; this.style.borderBottom = "solid"; ' onmouseout = ' Pal1575974300hw. hideMaybe (this, "system"); this.style.cursor = "hand"; this.style.textDecoration = "underline"; this.style.borderBottom = "dotted" oncontextmenu = 1px; ' "return false;" > mounting system. Each model available on the market is in a way, but all have basically a controller card, include an IDE type cable and a power connector. Locate the components.

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2- Configure the HD and connect the cable

THE next step of the process of creating the portable hard disk drive jumper is to put the storage on Slave position (check the correct position of the pinout on the documentation that came with the hard disk). This will allow you to use this then, connect the IDE cable to the hard drive. To do this, always observe the lock pin and the so-called "blind", to identify the correct side mount.

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3- Connect the power cord

Now, connect the power cord. To know whether you are placing the right hand socket, just note the rounded design of the connectors. In addition, the Red wire of the cable connector is always to the side of the IDE cable.

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4- Remount the case

Attach the hard drive with the screws at the bottom and then close the lid of the case. Ready. Your external drive is terminated. Do the test in your computer. Remember to connect the USB cable first and then turn on the power.

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Enjoy the HD on old PC

Use the hard disk of computer old to mount an external HD for own account. If the hard disk of your < a href = "#" rel = "nofollow" onclick = ' Pal1575974300hw. hwClqnaj ("computer"); return false; ' style = "cursor: hand; color: # 000066; text-decoration: underline; border-bottom: dotted 1px;" onmouseover = ' Pal1575974300hw. hwShow (event, this, "computer"); this.style.cursor = "hand"; this.style.textDecoration = "underline"; this.style.borderBottom = "solid"; ' onmouseout = ' Pal1575974300hw. hideMaybe (this, "computer"); this.style.cursor = "hand"; this.style.textDecoration = "underline"; this.style.borderBottom = "dotted" oncontextmenu = 1px; ' "return false;" > old computer has a generous amount of gigabytes , This option is even more attractive.

You'll have expenses with the case to wrap and protect the HD, but even so this will be an option more < a href = "#" rel = "nofollow" onclick = ' Pal1575974300hw. hwClqnaj ("economic"); return false; ' style = "cursor: hand; color: # 000066; text-decoration: underline; border-bottom: dotted 1px;" onmouseover = ' Pal1575974300hw. hwShow (event, this, "economic"); this.style.cursor = "hand"; this.style.textDecoration = "underline"; this.style.borderBottom = "solid"; ' onmouseout = ' Pal1575974300hw. hideMaybe (this, "economic"); this.style.cursor = "hand"; this.style.textDecoration = "underline"; this.style.borderBottom = "dotted" oncontextmenu = 1px; ' "return false;" > economic than purchase an external hard drive . It is possible to buy cases for HD by 50 REM, Depending on the model.

You will need a Philips screwdriver and it will take less than 30 minutes in the Assembly. But attention: time to buy the case, Verify that it is compatible with the IDE bus and check the voltage of the power feeder, that has to be compatible with your home or Office.

After assembled and before it can be used, It is necessary to format the HD so it can work. This is not a complicated operation, but requires that you open your computer and connect the HD as if you were to use it normally, create a partition and format.

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