Monday, September 26, 2011

Turn Your Old Hard Drive Into A External Drive

Sometimes you may have an old hard drive laying around,that may be of some use such as installing all your photos on it. To buy an external hard drive can be as much as $100 depending on the size and whether it is usb 2 or 3 or both.

There is a cheap solution to this, if you have a good old hard drive laying around. The type of hard drive, whether its a ide 2.5 inch or a sata 3.5 inch will determine what external enclosure you will need.
Sata drives come in 2.5 inch for laptops and there is the old IDE versions too. Desktop computers have 3.5 inch
IDE or the newer SATA drives.

There are many places to buy your hard drive external Enclosures such as Newegg.com and Geeks.com.
The price for these external Enclosures  are extremely cheap compared to buying a external hard drive.
To install easily make sure you order the metal enclosures, these allow you to just remove a few screws and the plug in your drive, slide the case back in and replace the screws you took out before and that's all there is to it.

Look for duel units that except IDE and SATA Drives, this will make them work with most drives out there. This is a neat computer storage trick use your old drive and make your own external drive with the parts below.

Western Digital Hard Drive internal 3.5 IDE



External Hard Drive Case

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