Question Seagate expansion portable external HDD

.valkyrie.

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hi
i bought a new Seagate 1tb hdd to harvest the sata Hdd inside and then use a 250-500gb hdd with that external case as external hard drive...
my question is:
is it possible to use size other than 1tb drives with that sata to usb bord?
also is it possible to use other brands like toshiba or it have to be Seagate?
 

popatim

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Yes, it should work as well.
I would not put in a drive that already has data on it though. If the drive came from a PC it would be set to 512 byte sectors and these boards typically use 4k sectors now, rendering the 512b format unreadable when in the enclosure.
 
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.valkyrie.

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Yes, it should work as well.
I would not put in a drive that already has data on it though. If the drive came from a PC it would be set to 512 byte sectors and these boards typically use 4k sectors now, rendering the 512b format unreadable when in the enclosure.
nope, its empty
i just want a cheap portable drive,so i am going to use a 320Gb drive
 

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