Now she wants me to get the files off her old hard drive for her, but I don’t have a desktop PC to install it in.
I read your post about converting a spare internal hard drive into an external USB hard drive, and it’s very informative.
But when I click the link to see the external drive enclosures there are so many that I don’t know which one I need to buy for her hard drive (160GB Seagate Barracuda ST3160023AS).
Can you recommend a good (but cheap) external USB enclosure that will work with that drive?
Rick’s answer: Alvin, your mom’s old Seagate drive is a 3.5″ drive with a SATA interface. That means you’ll need to purchase a 3.5″ external drive enclosure.
I took a look on Amazon and found this Mediasonic SATA to USB 3.0 enclosure that should work great with that drive. It’s rated 4 stars out of 5 and it has over 700 user reviews. That’s a pretty good rating.
This enclosure only costs about $20 or so on Amazon, and that’s a pretty good deal for a 3.5″ external drive enclosure. In my opinion, it will be money well spent.
I hope this helps Alvin. Good luck!
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