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Hi there, I have a Seagate 250Gb external Free Agent disk that I want to put in to my laptop computer. Any ideas how to get in to the case without breaking it?

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  • thepimpernel Aug 14, 2008

    Thanks satya, but that's not what I meant. The laptop HDD is only an 80Gb, and I wanted to swap them over so that the 250Gb was in the laptop and the 80Gb was available as a spare to use as backup media in the Free Agent case. Any Ideas?


    Regards,


    Ray.

  • thepimpernel Aug 16, 2008

    Thanks Satya, but I really wanted to put the drive physically in the laptop rather than booting to it externally. I have managed to resolve this now, but thanks again for taking the trouble to reply.


    Regards,


    Ray.

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Hi,

I am Satya.

Hope this helps.

You can connect the Seagate 250 Gb external Free Agent disk by using a Usb connector and connect it to the USB port of your Laptop. In this way you can connect the disk to your Laptop computer without breaking it.

Windows will automatically detect the the drive and can be browsed through Windows Explorer as a separate drive.

Hope this helps.

Thank you.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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    Satyabrata Sarkar Aug 15, 2008

    Hi ray,



    There is in fact a way to solve your problem.

    Simply connect the Seagate 250 Gb external Free Agent disk by using a Usb connector and connect it to the USB port of your Laptop.Enter into BIOS (CMOS Setup) by pressing F10 or Pause/Break key and from the CMos setup select the Seagate 250 Gb external Free Agent disk as the "First boot device" and the 80 Gb hard disk as the "second boot device".Save & Exit CMOS Setup.Next install OS into the external disk and format the 80 Gb hard disk.You will then have 250 Gb in the Laptop & the 80Gb will be available as a spare to use as backup media in the Free Agent case.



    Hope this helps.



    Regards,

    Satya

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