[Question] How to Convert an Internal HDD Into an External HDD?

Hello members,

Swapped both my internal for SSD,s but want to keep the older HDD for some games and project files. How can I turn my one internal HDD into an external HDD?

You need to buy a hard-drive enclosure that matches the size of the drive you have; a 2.5-inch enclosure for a 2.5-inch drive and a 3.5-inch enclosure for a 3.5-inch drive. Keep in mind that 2.5-inch enclosures are usually bus powered, meaning that they pull power from the port they’re plugged into and they don’t come with a power adapter; this makes them completely portable. On the other hand, 3.5-inch hard drives need more power than can be pulled from a computer port, so the 3.5-inch enclosures usually come with an AC power adapter and they are not portable-meaning that they won’t work if there’s no AC outlet available.