Computers

External Hard Drive Enclosure

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Easy way to use a bare disk as an external drive

If you work with media as I do, you are always moving data around and backing up projects. I have built a few external drives from old internal drives in the past, and when I had a spare HD left over from an old laptop I went looking for a compact enclosure. This enclosure from Mantistek is made for slim 2.5″ SATA hard disk drives. I like this enclosure for it’s easy swapping in and out of drives. One end of the drive flips open and out pops the drive… slide another one in and off you go… no tools required. The USB 3.0 is fast enough for me and the price is right too. Get some extra life from those old hard disk drives you have laying around after upgrading to SDD.

-- Seth Wilson 01/22/18