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Convert Seagate Expansion to Backup Plus HDD?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by willhub, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. willhub

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    Hi.

    I have both a 4TB Seagate Expansion and a 2TB Backup Plus.

    Is it possible to convert the Expansion into a backup plus in terms of remote backup and cloud usage, is it a case of just copying the files from the Backup Plus to the Expansion?

    Reason for this. I'm going to de-shell the backup plus to use the 2TB in my laptop as it's cheaper to buy external than internal and net a much better internal drive for the price and I find the backup and cloud facilities appealing.
     
  2. d_brennen

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    SOME external HDDs are custom jobs that aren't exactly 2.5" SATA, Western Digital springs to mind, YMMV
     
  3. willhub

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    I'm aware of that, luckily there are videos on youtube back the Seagate backup plus and seems to come with higher prices 2.5" standard HDD's.
     
  4. Firestar_3x

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    The external drives are typically archive drives therefore drive performance suffers.
     
  5. willhub

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    I thought that, but I've found through researching that now a days they're actually just standard drives and from looking at ones where they have taken them our are just better drives.

    https://www.howtogeek.com/324769/ho...drives-for-cheap-by-shucking-external-drives/

    I never considered it until I came across "shucking"

    **EDIT** - I'm getting nervous, I may find it's a soldiered USB connection, if it is then I'll give my GF it and put my less used games on my 4TB, but if it is a USB Bridge then brilliant.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2018
  6. willhub

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    If anyone is interestrd this was so easy to open and has a st2000lm007