Re: Labeling backup DVD+RW's
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Chris Jones wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 05:02:17AM EST, Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
>> Yes. I partition my external disk with a similar layout as my internal
>> disk. I've several times upgraded my laptop with a larger, former usb
>> drive by just swapping the disk within the usb housing with the disk
>> within the laptop.
> Sorry, I forgot to respond to this.
> Basically, you are telling me that I got ripped off when I bought a larger
> 60GB drive for my laptop that I paid some $80.00 or so for, IIRC ..
> I could have bought a 500GB "portable" external USB drive for c. $100.00 ..
> possibly less .. opened the case and provided the actual drive was the right
> form factor, had holes in the right places so I could secure it to my laptop's
> HDD caddy .. and had an IDE connector/interface.. I would have paid my
> Gigabytes at a considerably cheaper rate.. and would be a much happier man,
> since my 60GB's are already.. gone.
Basically, that's what I did a couple of times. The last time, 320GB was
the cheapest usb/GB, so that's what my laptop is running. IIUC, there
are only two types of 2.5'' disks, IDE or SATA. So indeed, you have to
pick an off-the-shelf usb disk with the right contents for your laptop.
Not long ago this was more simple, as usb disks generally included IDE.
Since it is sooo cool nowadays to have a sata disk, I assume that the
usb usually contains ide, as long as there are no bold 'sata' claims on
the box/online specifications.
As long as you don't pick the wrong type, yes, all have standardized
form factors, drill holes, etc.
YMMV, I am not a hard drive engineer,
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