Swappin out HD on USB external?

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Is there any issue with swappin out a HD on an older Lacie USB external?

The drive inside now is a Seagate EIDE 5400RPM 60GB.

Id like to get a on sale a 300gb to put in it.

Assuming power supply is beefie enough, you think that will work ok?

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"jtsnow" <jtsnow@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Is there any issue with swappin out a HD on an older Lacie USB external?
>
> The drive inside now is a Seagate EIDE 5400RPM 60GB.
>
> Id like to get a on sale a 300gb to put in it.
>
> Assuming power supply is beefie enough, you think that will work ok?
>
> thanks
>
>

It depends. If the circuitry supports 48-bit LBA addressing, you're OK. If
not, you'll end up with a 127GB drive, even though it is a 300GB drive.

If it is an older drive, you're probably out of luck.

You can buy a new enclosure for around $35.

Tom
 
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nice tip..thanks.....never thought of that!

"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> "jtsnow" <jtsnow@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:SIXNd.83222$Tf5.1946@lakeread03...
>> Is there any issue with swappin out a HD on an older Lacie USB external?
>>
>> The drive inside now is a Seagate EIDE 5400RPM 60GB.
>>
>> Id like to get a on sale a 300gb to put in it.
>>
>> Assuming power supply is beefie enough, you think that will work ok?
>>
>> thanks
>>
>>
>
> It depends. If the circuitry supports 48-bit LBA addressing, you're OK.
> If not, you'll end up with a 127GB drive, even though it is a 300GB drive.
>
> If it is an older drive, you're probably out of luck.
>
> You can buy a new enclosure for around $35.
>
> Tom
>