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Raghuveer
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Using 7200RPM Seagate 2.5' 750gb Internal Hard Disk as an External Hard Disk

Hey everyone,

I have a dell XPS 15 L502x , with a Seagate Monuments 7200rpm 750gb (ST9750420AS)  Hard disk which I am thinking about replacing with a SSD. Now my questions are:

1). will purchasing a Sata to Usb cases on amazon, and placing this hard disk in ti work ??, would I be needing an additional power cable in this case ??

2). My laptop has an eSATA port. Could I use this port to connect my Internal hard disk externally , if so how ??

3). I know I can also replace my Optical Drive with this Hard Disk. But I think the optical drive is connected through a slower SATA Connector, Hence using my 7200 rpm HDD through this connection will result in lower speed performance ??

Thank you

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RE: Using 7200RPM Seagate 2.5' 750gb Internal Hard Disk as an External Hard Disk

Hi Raghuveer,

You have a USB 3.0 port, I'm pretty sure. That is the simplest and fastest solution. Keep in mind that SATA is never a limitation for rotational drives, since they are inherently so slow.

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