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How to install a sata hard drive into an enclosure

Updated on January 5, 2013

Never lose your data again

Picture the scene: You've dropped your laptop, and you've ran out of warranty time on it. Even worse, the cost to repair the laptop is far too expensive and you would be better off buying a new laptop. The only problem is, if you do that, all the data on your hard drive will be lost!

This is a major disaster, especially if you don't have a backup since the laptop isn't working to let you boot into Windows and drop the files onto a USB drive. However, what if there was a way that you could still use the hard drive?

Well, I'm sure you would agree with me that this would be the perfect solution. The same is true if it's your PC that breaks, and again, you need the data from the hard drive. The question is though, just exactly how do you get the data off the hard drive?

You could take the hard drive to a computer repair store, and they would get the data off of it for you. However, the problem with this is that they would charge a fortune for the pleasure, and at the end of the day, you're already going to need to buy a new computer, so you don't want to have to outlay even more money.

The other option is to get a hard drive enclosure and do the job yourself. It's incredibly easy to do, and these enclosures are really reliable and also cheap (around the $10 mark). To find out how to do it, check out the video below:

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