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Hi, first post, need some help if possible:
I found my old internal hard drive from my MacBook of about 3 years ago, and I'm wanting to convert it to an external one. So, basically what would be the best way to go about it? Can I use any of the external hard drive enclosure or is it particular ones for different hard drives?
Also, is it fairly easy? It doesn't seem to difficult but dunno.
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Since it was a laptop harddrive you are going to need a case that has a 2.5" form factor, and you need to find an enclosure with the same interface as that drive. I have never done it myself but from what I have seen it is not to difficult if you have some mechanical inclination.

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Cases for Laptop drives are fairly inexpensive and come in USB2, FW 400, FW 800 and SATAII interface types. I'd go with a FW myself. Other than that, it's simple, buy the case, put the Hard Drive in and connect it to your Mac.


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I agree that the FW is the best choice.

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