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Building an external HDD

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Hi. I am looking into building an external HDD using an internal HDD and a case. I know that doing it this way is cheaper than just buying an external HDD because I've been comparing prices at newegg. I'm looking to 100GB or less, and not looking to spend much money, but of course want a reliable and safe HDD. Any suggestions and how easy or technical this can be? Any specific cases & HDDs that you would or would not recommend? Thanks!
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as a general note...and this goes for all external HDs...try your hardest to get the self powered ones...the ones that draw their juice off of the computer via usb...are not worth the trouble....make sure you read the instructions...most of the time they tell you to jumper the drive in a specific way...if you don't jumper it that way it wont work.. (i.e. it says jumper it as CS and you jumper it as slave...well..it aint workin)...other than that...the "build it yourself" deals are pretty straight forward...as long as you have a reliable HD to stick in it...the cases are pretty much the same...all they do is supply an IDE to USB connection and power
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