Is it possible to convert EdMini to an external hard drive?

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MarlonB
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Is it possible to convert EdMini to an external hard drive?

Post by MarlonB » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:34 pm

Hi everyone,

Years ago I bought a 400Gb Lacie EdMini hard disk and used it as a networked device, but recently I bought a 16Tb Synology NAS so I no longer use the EdMini that much. I copied all the files from my Lacie disk onto the NAS, and now keep the EdMini (as well as several other external hard drives) as additional backups.

The EdMini can be connected via USB to my computer, however I always need to log on via the EdMini_Logon software provided on the disk.

My question now is very simple: is it possible to re-format this Lacie EdMini and just have it work as a "normal" USB attached external disk? I've Googled for an answer, but couldn't find any decent information about it, and I'm reluctant to just try and format the drive, not wanting to render an otherwise good disk useless.

Thanks for any information you guys might have!

Marlon

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Re: Is it possible to convert EdMini to an external hard dri

Post by Jocko » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:03 am

Hi MarlonB,

Why don't you buy a cheap external usb box ? (http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Enclosures- ... =160354011)

And then format the disk.

I think it is the easy way to get what you want.

MarlonB
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Re: Is it possible to convert EdMini to an external hard dri

Post by MarlonB » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:58 pm

Jocko wrote:Hi MarlonB,

Why don't you buy a cheap external usb box ? (http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Enclosures- ... =160354011)

And then format the disk.

I think it is the easy way to get what you want.
Hello Jocko,

I was kind of hoping that the entire functionality of the EdMini was software and not hardware based, so that I could turn the EdMini into a default harddrive-within-enclosure device by formatting it. Come to think of it, I should've guessed that it was hardware based...

Thanks for your reply!

Marlon

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