1. dataxrecovery's Avatar
    My internal hard drive is not working properly and i have an external hard drive at my home. Is it possible to run my PC with the external hard drive? What i have to do now?
    02-19-2019 10:10 AM
  2. dym3nelo's Avatar
    Theoretically it's possible as long as it has enough space you can clone your OS to your external, but I would still prefer to buy a new one that's dedicated for long run use.
    02-19-2019 12:07 PM
  3. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    02-20-2019 07:18 AM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    My internal hard drive is not working properly and i have an external hard drive at my home. Is it possible to run my PC with the external hard drive? What i have to do now?
    What PC do you have?
    02-21-2019 09:38 AM
  5. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    What PC do you have?
    I would also want to know how the current hard drive 'is not working properly'. I.e. what happens right now when the computer boots up etc.
    02-23-2019 05:46 AM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I would also want to know how the current hard drive 'is not working properly'. I.e. what happens right now when the computer boots up etc.
    Kind of what I was getting at. If the PC is a desktop, chances are very good the hard drive can be replaced, as opposed to using an external drive. Also, using an external drive might need to have the BIOS/UEFI changed to accept a USB in the boot order.
    02-23-2019 08:50 AM
  7. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Kind of what I was getting at. If the PC is a desktop, chances are very good the hard drive can be replaced, as opposed to using an external drive. Also, using an external drive might need to have the BIOS/UEFI changed to accept a USB in the boot order.
    Wouldn't it actually be slower to boot up and use an external drive though as your main drive? Unless of course it's an SSD. Like you said, it's quicker and most likely cheaper to just replace the currently failing drive.

    What are your thoughts on all this @dataxrecovery?
    02-23-2019 06:52 PM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Wouldn't it actually be slower to boot up and use an external drive though as your main drive? Unless of course it's an SSD. Like you said, it's quicker and most likely cheaper to just replace the currently failing drive.

    What are your thoughts on all this @dataxrecovery?
    Chances are very good that the external hard drive is an HDD.... probably 5400 RPM. But, without knowing what the stock drive was for the PC, it may be a draw. Say for example, the PC in question is an older inexpensive laptop. My money is on that drive being an HDD as well, most likely a 5400 RPM.
    02-23-2019 07:24 PM
  9. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Chances are very good that the external hard drive is an HDD.... probably 5400 RPM. But, without knowing what the stock drive was for the PC, it may be a draw. Say for example, the PC in question is an older inexpensive laptop. My money is on that drive being an HDD as well, most likely a 5400 RPM.
    Yes, I think you are most likely right there.
    02-23-2019 09:02 PM

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