- Aug 25, 2020
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I've got an old pc I need to dispose of but want to keep the hard drive for saving picture's etc, how do I format it so I use it for this?.
I guess I am a lucky user. Never had a failure over something like 12 yearsI don't like HDD enclosures due to the failure rate because of the constant plugging in and unplugging of said unit as it corrupts the firmware of it. Then you see a lot of posts about said units not being recognized and needing to be formatted which wipes all data on it.
I haven't either, but I know my Seagate external has reported over 60 degrees C at times. Especially doing a backup. Docking stations are open and are as easy as plugging a game cartridge in an Atari.I guess I am a lucky user. Never had a failure over something like 12 years
Yep.....and the best part is it's a one time expense. To buy an enclosure every time is a bit crazy. Again, if that is what one is used to then keep doing so. I like a clean and uncluttered desk and in my case I have a 6 2.5" drives and 10 3.5" drives....that's $400 vs the one time $25. Not an option for me.I haven't either, but I know my Seagate external has reported over 60 degrees C at times. Especially doing a backup. Docking stations are open and are as easy as plugging a game cartridge in an Atari.
What “Old PC” have you got? And what HDD is it? Is the HDD connected with an old IDE cable or SATA cable? The easiest way if its an old IDE connector is to buy as an IDE to SATA HDD cable and power cable and connect it internally and format it through “Disk Manager”. With a SATA connector it’s the same.I've got an old pc I need to dispose of but want to keep the hard drive for saving picture's etc, how do I format it so I use it for this?.
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