I'd like to know if there is an inexpensive way to turn a hard drive into a USB drive?
You realize of course, that external enclosure aren't exactly front page news, not have they been for more than a decade?Thanks, I saw this article earlier https://www.howtogeek.com/268249/how-to-turn-an-old-hard-drive-into-an-external-drive/
What exactly do you mean "died"? What isn't it doing? Does it only have the single hard drive? What are you intending to plug the drive into once you put it in an enclosure? Not the same machine, I hope. The boot menu / order would have to be changed. If that were to work, all it would prove is that one SATA port was bad. (OR one PATA port on a very old machine.Ok, to be brief, my desktop died, no $$ to find out why so I want to turn the harddrive into a USB drive to access what is on the harddrive if possible, hopefully I can for less $$$