Old Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets' started by 1200max, Mar 30, 2012.

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  1. I have got an IDE hard drive which I removed from my old computer and I want to use to store files on as an external hard drive, somewhat like a memory stick/USB drive/flash drive.
    At the moment it has got Windows XP installed on it and there is nothing I want/need on the drive.

    If I was to delete everything on the drive and reformat it, could I start putting files straight onto it or would I need to install some other software on it to allow for storing the files (mostly will be photo's).

    I have got a USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA adaptor to connect it to my computer.
  2. Dirty Gary Glitter loving nonce, just hand yourself in to plod.
  3. Before you format it you may want to read this, but then again you may not. Just discusses the pros and cons of the filesystem you may use.

    NTFS vs. FAT32
  4. Brilliant. Thanks.
  5. Buy a case for it, called a 'caddy.' That smartens up the whole affair and they are cheap as chips on ebay.