Laptop computers usually have hard drives that are 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) in diameter while desktops usually have hard drives that are 3.5 inches (8.89 cm). In this video we discuss how to convert internal drives into external using external enclosures.

The two most commonly available types of enclosures are made out of aluminum or plastic. There are many properties to consider here including the style of hard drive (SATA or PATA), the enclosure’s ability to cool the drive, a material used in constructing the enclosure, connection type, and cost.

Within this video, i discuss what is needed to convert an internal hard drive to an external device to use on any machine utilizing the Universal Serial Bus.