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Old 11-06-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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Default Hybrid SSD-Hardrive as External HDD

If i buy Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB 2.5 Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive ST95005620AS ,for my current , old laptop, can it be used as an external harddrive later once my laptop dies?
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:00 PM   #2
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Yes. (You'll need an enclosure though.)
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Yes, not a problem.

Can be used USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Firewire, eSata or Thunderbolt, depending on the enclosure, without issue.
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Thanks All, for the replies. Any recommendation for enclosures? I use UBUNTU so thunderbolt probably not needed. Looking to future at USB 3.0.
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They're all basically the same. A laptop hd isn't going to put out a lot of heat, so cooling isn't an issue like it might be with a larger multi drive enclosure.
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