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Do-It-Yourself External Hard Drive

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As I indicated in the previous issue, I’m in the market for a new external hard drive. Several readers pointed out the availability of external drive cases, combined with an internal hard drive as a DIY alternative to paying for a preassembled external drive. After looking at the price difference, I couldn’t say no. Because of a killer deal on 200GB drives at CompUSA, I modified my target drive size and dove into the project. It took longer to snap the pictures for the tutorial than it did to put the drive together. External 300GB drives are about a wash when choosing DIY or out-of-the-box options, but at 200GB, the do-it-yourself route wins every time. If you need an external drive and want to save yourself a few dollars, take a look at this tutorial and then order the parts.


http://www.jakeludington.com/archives/000335.html
As I indicated in the previous issue, I’m in the market for a new external hard drive. Several readers pointed out the availability of external drive cases, combined with an internal hard drive as a DIY alternative to paying for a preassembled external drive. After looking at the price difference, I couldn’t say no. Because of a killer deal on 200GB drives at CompUSA, I modified my target drive size and dove into the project. It took longer to snap the pictures for the tutorial than it did to put the drive together. External 300GB drives are about a wash when choosing DIY or out-of-the-box options, but at 200GB, the do-it-yourself route wins every time. If you need an external drive and want to save yourself a few dollars, take a look at this tutorial and then order the parts.

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