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Old 04-12-2008, 11:04 PM   #1
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External/Internal SATA hard drive


I want to buy a new harddrive to use a backup, but in about a year I want to use it inside of a server I am going to build. So I was wondering can I just buy an internal hdd and then some usb->sata converter? Or does it need more power? Or is there a simple docking bay for internals to make them externals?

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It's trivially easy to find an external enclosure and add a drive to it. Most externals have separate power sources though, since usb doesn't really provide enough juice to run a hard disk.

This page has a bunch of them.
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