Solved Question about Convert External HDD as laptop Internal HDD

Hewlett-packard Pavilion dv4-2045dx note...
May 1, 2013 at 09:32:43
Specs: Windows 7, A8-5600K / 16GB RAM
Buying a new Internal Seagate 1TB Laptop HDD is a $120 on Newegg, But I can buy a Seagate Backup Plus 1TB external drive for only $89. Why not just buy the external and take it out of the enclosure, and reformat it to get rid of the native software?

Is there a reason this would not work?


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#1
May 1, 2013 at 09:55:00
Are you looking for a sata drive? If so, I found this one on new egg for $69.99 plus free shipping...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#2
May 1, 2013 at 09:57:34
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To answer your questions, as long as the external hard drive uses the same interface as your laptop (Sata or IDE) there's no reason why it wouldn't work. But I think you'd be wasting your time doing that. Other websites like tigerdirect.com might have internel 2.5" HD's for cheaper than the NewEgg link I posted...

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#3
May 1, 2013 at 10:00:34
I am needing a 1TB SATA drive, but I appreciate it. Do you know if it would work? To take the internal out of the enclosure? I just need a 1TB Internal at a good price. And I have never had an issue with Seagate's drives. They are the best in the business in my experience,.

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#4
May 1, 2013 at 10:12:08
1tb 2.5" Sata internal Hard drive for $74.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...

Just like I said in #2, you will need to make sure the HD in the external enclosure has the same interface as the HD in your laptop. If they are the same, then yes, it should work.

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#5
May 1, 2013 at 10:14:40
Newbie, http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...

Unless I go with the industry low end Samsung Spinpoint,(With legendary Failure rates) the prices are the same at Tiger Direct. But as long as I am good just using the external, this is awesome. I can pick that same 1TB Backup Plus at my Local Best Buy for the exact same price without having to wait for it. Thank you guys!!


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#6
May 1, 2013 at 11:55:07
I wouldn't recommend either of those drives. Seagate has had higher failure rates lately. In addition to that point, the specs of the external may not match what you need. Internal drives need more cache than an external. The rotational speed may be different too.

Are you sure of the type of internal drive you currently have and if your laptop can support a 1TB capacity drive?


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#7
May 1, 2013 at 13:25:42
WOW.. I just got schooled.. I have an incredibly reliable Seagate Backup Plus drive that I love, I opened the case, and guess what's inside? A Samsung Spinpoint 1TB Drive with the Momentus trademark on it.... Hmmmmm

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