Solved

Format old Internal 30 Gig HD to create External Slave Drive

Posted on 2009-05-07
2
270 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Gentlemen -
Ive recently removed an old working 30 gig HD from my Toshiba laptop and replaced it with new larger drive.
Now, I want to format the entire 30 gig drive and use to store backup files eternally through USB cable   files like .docs and mp3s and such.
My question is, after I format, do I have to install Win Operating System?
Thanks,
Dan
0
Comment
Question by:amfriction2
2 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
secondeff earned 250 total points
ID: 24327046
When you convert from an internal harddrive to an external you don't have to windows. Does this drive already have a usb cable and power supply? If not, you will also need to purchase a conversion kit.
0
 

Author Comment

by:amfriction2
ID: 24327281
Great! I was hoping I wouldn't have to do anything with it - like installing a system.
Yes, I have a power supply - I went to Best Buy and bought a "case" which includes a power supply to make an internal drive usable.
Thanks for the quick answer!
Dan
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Having issues meeting security compliance criteria because of those pesky USB drives? Then I can help you! This article will explain how to disable USB Mass Storage devices in Windows Server 2008 R2.
When we purchase storage, we typically are advertised storage of 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and so on. However, when you actually install it into your computer, your 500GB HDD will actually show up as 465GB. Why? It has to do with the way people and computers…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

685 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question