internal hard drive

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  1. rhopkins10 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, this is my first post so please forgive me if this question has been answered before. I have an older emachines computer that i don't use at all, and i was wondering if i could take out the internal hard drive and use it as an external for my 20" iMac. I have seen enclosures but am a little confused what i need to get. also, i think i saw enclosures that allowed the hard drive to be used as a network drive. Is this also an option? thank you in advance
     
  2. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    I'm guessing that the eMachines internal drive is a IDE drive. This, and most modern drives [SATA, or eSATA] will work also. You just need to find out what type of port is on the back of the drive, and search for a compatible external enclosure.

    You can find a good amount of external cases usually pretty cheap, you might want to check out Newegg.com they have plenty of cases that will work.


    Good Luck.
     
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