Hybrid SSD-Hardrive as External HDD

Discussion in 'Memory and Storage' started by sameoldnewday, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. sameoldnewday

    sameoldnewday Junior Member

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    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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  3. dave_the_nerd

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    Yes. (You'll need an enclosure though.)
     
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    jacktesterson Diamond Member

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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.
     
  5. sameoldnewday

    sameoldnewday Junior Member

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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.
     
  6. dave_the_nerd

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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.