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 Post subject: Tearing apart 1TB MyBook
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:09 am 
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I recently won a 1TB MyBook and have no use for another external drive. I was thinking about tearing it apart and using the 3.5" hdd in my system. Other than warranty issues, is this a bad idea? I did something similar when I tore apart my HP external dvd writer and installed it into my case.


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I have a MyBook and from the looks of it, it is pretty hard to take apart and then put back together if you ever need to. But if you don't care about voiding your warranty, you can take it apart. The drives inside are just regular hard drives with a controller inside the chassis.


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Is it (1) 1TB drive or (2) 500GB drives?


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It depends on what version you have. An easy way to be sure, is to look at the thickness of the My Book. The single drive version is about the size of a large book (Harry Potter is the only one that comes to mind; no, I don't read it), while the older version is about twice as thick and uses two hard drives.


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Mine is thin, so I think its the (1) 1TB drive, right now I'm still using it as a usb drive, just reformatting to NTFS from Fat32. I hate not being able to transfer files over 4GB.


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