Can a 2.5 External HDD Be Replace a 3.5 HDD

Seagate hard drive / St3331ac-m
October 11, 2010 at 08:31:51
Specs: Windows 7 Enterprise, AMD 64

I am planning to move files from my Windows XP pc over to my Windows 7 machine.
I have just purchased a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Easy Transfer Cable and have installed the W.E.T. program on the “old” machine, Win XP.

From searching through several hard drive outlets over the Internet for an external hard drive for a Desktop, the most common ones found are showing the Form Factor of the 2.5” type , which is for Laptops
These 2.5” drives are listed from $30.00 through $60.00 in these lower markets.

However, knowing in advance that this would be a one-time operation, it seems to be a little “over the top,” knowing that this drive will never be used again. For that reason, I would like to know if one of these 2.5” drives could be used for this transfer operation which is a one-time job.

Otherwise, I will have no other recourse but to continue the search for a cheaper 3.5” external drive which I have budgeted not to exceed $65.00.

Can I get a let up from someone out there who may have more information on this subject?

BTW, I’ve just purchased another WDC 500GB SATA hdd only one week ago and the price was only $39.99 and its already installed and subjected to be in use for the next three years, (3 years warranty considerations.)
Now, to spend about twice that amount on another drive (External drive) would seem unreasonable.

Your appreciation goes forth.


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October 11, 2010 at 09:42:23
List the specs of both systems (win 7 and win xp) and types of hdd (sata or ide). I suspect there is no need for enclosure.

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