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strip WD Elements Desktop hdd and use with other nas drive ?

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can I strip the WD Elements Desktop external hdd and use the hdd inside to fit to other NAS drive ???

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Hello,

Generally speaking a hard drive is a hard drive no matter what packaging it has. The main things you have to watch out for are the interface (SATA, PATA, SCSI, SAS, Fiber-SCSI, etc.) Most external storage systems sold for home or small office use now a days are simply SATA drives in some sort of housing. Logically YES you should be able to pull the drive our of the unit and use it in another.

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Thanks rch1231 it seems sense to buy an external drive and strip it because to buy a 7200 rpm sata drive bare costs from £110 upwards to £150 or so and I can get a WD external 7200 drive for £95 delivered...:)

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