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Using an internal hard drive as an external hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by J, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. J

    J Guest

    I have 2 internal disks that I have taken out from a PC that has failed me
    after 6 years of use. I now am using an HP notebook, and I need data from
    these 2 disks that I wanted to copy to my laptop ... or possibly use these
    2 disks as some sort of temporary storage.

    In my previous work, we had some kind of caddy / container for hard disks,
    you place the hard disk inside, and it has some minimal wirings to allow
    you to plug-in power to the hard disk, and some cable to attach for the
    data ( like the flat ribbon inside the PC ). However, I do not know what
    this is called and therefore don't know where to buy one.

    Any ideas ?
    J, Apr 12, 2007
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  2. J

    J Guest

    Never mind ... got it now. It is called:

    storage enclosure, or
    ATA-to-USB disk enclosure, or
    usb disk enclosure
    J, Apr 12, 2007
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