Originally Posted by stevethebrain
so w/ you'r wire I can use either 3.5 or 2.5 AV25 WD5000BUDT externalized.
or just this 3.5 internal. curious about the 3.5 power requirements w/ you'r wire?
external would be much easier to swap HDD
? when you swap HDD do you just power down the 515 and wait for the HDD disc. to stop spinning?
It is slightly possible to buy cables that extend out of the 515 to use the Hard Drive externally. It is not
recomended that a drive just sit out in the open. Using the option of "changing" the internal sata (data) connector to an external sata connector just provides the data not the power. Most people have invested in a "docking" station that allows you to use any type of drive be it 2.5 or 3.5 in size. This station has it's own power supply.
Yes, when you are attempting to swap out drives, both units should be turned off and even unplugged from any power source. There may be docking stations that allow hot swapping, but that is a computer regulated concept and has nothing to do with a Magnivox 515 DVDR. You will need to power the external station on first and then the 515. But swapping out drives with power from the wall outlet in use is a sure way to "fry" internal power related components in your 515 and render it useless and also will not be covered under warranty, well Walmart may take it back.