How to make disk drive portable: convert internal to external hard drive

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I want to convert my internal hard drive into a portable external hard drive. Can you please suggest me steps to convert internal hard drive to external hard drive? It is urgent! Thanks in advance.

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How to make disk drive portable: convert internal to external hard drive

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Hi. The steps to convert internal hard drive to external hard drive are as follows-

1) First take an internal hard drive

2) Then take an enclosure for this internal hard drive

3) Unpack both the Hard disk drive and the enclosure

4) Now, the enclosure needs to be opened correctly

5) The hard disk drive needs to be set to the master/slave configuration

6) The enclosure’s Molex power connector and ATA ribbon cable now need to be connected to the hard disk drive

7) Now the hard disk drive should be placed within the enclosure with the help of screws

8) Ensure that you have not missed out any step mentioned above

9) The enclosure then needs to be closed

10) The USB cord needs to be connected to the drive

11) The computer must be turned off before connecting the USB cable

12) Then, turn on the computer. Go to my computer and look at G drive

13) You will also see a new device in the removable devices

14) Right-click on the device and click on format 15) Wait for the formatting to complete.

The job is done! Hope we helped.

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How to make disk drive portable: convert internal to external hard drive

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If your computer is installed with more than one internal hard drive and you want to convert the other drive into an external drive, you can buy and use an enclosure or mobile rack to do the job. Try to check out Dual 2.5″ SATA HDD Internal Enclosure on eBay. It costs $21.05 with free shipping worldwide.

See exclusions to check your current location. Product or item is located in Shenzhen, China. Another one to check is ORICO USB 3.0 to SATA 2.5″ 3.5″ HDD Dock Station SDD Enclosure. It is currently on sale for $8 and has a regular price of $8.99 with free shipping worldwide. See exclusions to check your current location. Item is located in China.

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