Constructed from aluminum material, this Insignia™ NS-PCHD235 enclosure helps protect your 2.5" Serial ATA hard drive against damage, allowing safe external use. The plug-and-play design facilitates setup.
Compatible with most 2.5" Serial ATA hard drives
To convert an internal hard drive for external use. Also PC and Mac compatible
Provides a durable design to safeguard your hard drive
USB 3.0 compatible
Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1. USB-powered, so there's no need for power cords or adapters
A:AnswerMost factory hard drives on Macintosh computers have mounting pegs on one or both sides of the drive. These will need to be removed for the drive to fit this case. Be sure you keep the pegs safe, as you may need them to re-install in your Macintosh.
A:AnswerNot on their own. This enclosure takes your old hard drive and basically makes it a folder you can access from another computer. So you can open the 'folder', find your old excel documents or photos and then go put them into the folders on your new computer and they should work just fine. Might have a compatibility problem if it's different software versions, but that would happen regardless, and has nothing to do with this piece of hardware.
My advice would be to use an Installation image to format the new SSD appropriately. This is because even if you make an exact mirror copy of the old hard drive Boot Sectors could be a problem later. For more information about this matter, you can check this article: http://tips4pc.com/computer_tips_and_tricks/ssd-boot-sector.htm
Charles V. - Insignia Support
A:AnswerOne way to tell is to google the model number of the drive. Usually it will say the size in the description. A 2.5 inch drive is a laptop hard drive and a 3.5 inch drive is a desktop hard drive. It sounds like from what you are describing you have a 3.5 inch drive. The board that you are referring to is going to be the same size on a desktop drive as it is on a laptop drive because the sata power and data connections are the same on both laptop and desktop drives. But like I said earlier just Google the model number and that should tell you what size drive you have. Hope this helps.