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Format old Internal 30 Gig HD to create External Slave Drive

Posted on 2009-05-07
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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
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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.
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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
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