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I have a 640GB internal hard drive I picked off of an old(not really) pc, how do I use it as a external hard drive?

I heard of enclosures but I'm not sure which is good or if it is the right thing to use.
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An enclosure would be ideal, but if you were wanting to go on the cheap side, get and eSata to Sata 3.0 cable and a way to power it, but that would be a PITA, just stick with an enclosure... make sure you check into what people say about its durability some tend to be flimsy
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I had an old western digital "my book" that was only 300 GB. I cracked it open and put a 1 TB drive in instead and it works perfectly. I just leave the shell off it now and use it as an external "dock" for any old spare hard drive I have. The mybook has its own Ac power adapter as a power source.
    
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