Replace External Hard Drive

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  1. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Howdy folks.

    I'm looking to see if it's possible to replace the drive currently in my external drive housing with a new drive. I've had the drive open many times before, but I'm just wanting to know if there is anything else that I would need to be aware of other than remove old HD, and reconnect new HD.

    I currenly have a 30GB EZQuest Slimline Firewire (I'm sure it's nearly identical to OWC's Mercury drives) and I want to replace the 30GB HD with a used internal HD from a PowerBook (which, according to OWC should be perfectly compatible).

    Comments? Suggestions? Concerns? Thanks!
     
  2. krimson macrumors 65816

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    Should work fine, Careful opening the housing though. See previous. See Previous. Anytime. :)
     
  3. michaelrjohnson thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks! Yeah, that's the one part that I'm not concerned about as I've done that numerous times before. :D

    The chipset should recognize whatever (within reason) capacity drive that I re-install then?
     
  4. krimson macrumors 65816

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    yup, unless it's different from the 3.25/5/25" externals that I use. I've changed most of my drives to larger capacity ones.
     

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