portable hard drive NEED ADVICE! (with pictures)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by monopolyex, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. monopolyex macrumors newbie

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    #1
    hello macrumors community,
    i have had a portable hard drive (250gb) this one
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    pulled the case off and got this:
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    is it possible i could purchase a computer hard drive and put the usb adapter on it as a cheaper alternative

    ps. you can see my macbook in the photo of the adaptor

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    #2
    A closer pic of the USB adapter would help so I could see is it IDE or SATA but yes, you should be able to do that
     
  3. monopolyex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the adaptor is just fits on the golden strips
    and what type of Hard drive would i need to get?
     
  4. Lokrado macrumors regular

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    you would need to get a 2.5" SATA HDD, basically a standard laptop drive.
    no need to go for a high rpm one or anything, the USB interface limits your transfer speed to ~25MB/s anyway.
     
  5. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    Looks like it's a SATA hard drive. But I'd still get a proper enclosure to protect the drive.
     

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