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My HP a1700n hard drive is failing. Can I replace

My HP a1700n hard drive is failing. Can I replace this internal hard drive with an external hard drive? Is it that difficult?

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Its not difficult at all. Find a hard drive that you want to use, next get a case that you want to use as well then install the drive into the case. Next you need to figure out whether you want to hook it up by usb, firewire, SATA, etc. Then hook it up that way and fdisk, format and then install the operating system you want to on it.

In fact some hard drives now come with there own cases as well and can be as low as like $99 so really its the way that you want to do it. Just make sure you get the size hard drive you want and then the case you want to use for the connection type you want to use, with USB just plug it into a slot outside of the computer, SATA will require you to plug it into the inside of the computer and firewire would hookup outside of the computer.

SATA would be the fastest but would require you leaving the side panel off cause it would need to hook up inside of the computer.


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