Hard-Drive Attachment - Can I use an internal hard-drive as an external hard-drive?
Posted on 2008-06-12
I have a large external USB hdd that I use for backups, but its speed is limited since it is USB.
I'd like to use an internal SATA hdd instead, but I have a few questions first.
Disclaimer: I need to be able to attach the hard-drive without opening up the computer case.
Question 1: Is the most efficient way to do this to shut down the computer and leave 1 sata and 1 power connecter hanging out of the case?
Question 2: Is there any way to attach the hard-drive while the computer is running, without screwing things up?
Question 3: Is there a third solution other than USB or SATA connections? Perhaps something faster than USB but more plug&play friendly than SATA?
Thanks for your time