Re: Help installing a hard drive
An external hard drive case comes in USB or Firewire configuration - or
The drive jumpers *must* be configured as per the instructions that come
with the case. In my case I had to jumper the drive as master. The drive
connects internally just as it would connect in your computer. The case
connection wires are quite short. The case interface converts the IDE drive
to either a USB or Firewire input/output.
External drives on USB 1.1 are very slow. A USB 2.0 or Firewire interface is
preferable. See if your computer has USB 2.0 or Firewire.
You would need the requisite connecting cable between the external drive
case and your computer USB or Firewire port.
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"Dave T." <davey@MyPlace.net> wrote in message
> Hello all,
> I have a spare EIDE internal hard drive I would like to install to my
> machine, but I don't have a spare bay. Can someone clue me in about USB HD
> cases, how do they work and what to do to set one up? Does the drive just
> plug in to the case, or does it come with cables? I never knew that these
> things existed until recently, so am ignorant of them.
> Dave T.
> I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.