Building an external HD question!

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by ratchet, Aug 1, 2012.

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    The last I checked, USB 3 external HDs were expensive and very few used a SSD. The ASUS motherboard that I used in this PC I built has a USB 3 boost feature for speeding up data transfer rates. Couldn't I purchase a SATA III SSD and an external enclosure featuring SATA III and USB 3 (they are around $25 at newegg) and make one? Wasn't sure to post here or in hardware. Thank you!
     
  2. Keatah

    Keatah Registered Member

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    Sure, why not? Let us know how it works.
     
  3. Noob

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    Yes you can, you can convert most internal drives to external ones with enclosures. :thumb:
     
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    TheRollbackFrog Registered Member

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    Ps remember, to my knowledge, TRIM (the OS cleanup function specifically used in managing SSD space) is NOT SUPPORTED across the USB connection, any version (1,2 or3).

    Without it, the SSD will begin to wearlevel just like a FLASH drive... although the SSD internal controller will try its best to keep that to a minimum.
     
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