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    will this work to get pics and music off the hardrive from a dell 530 inspiron DESKTOP COMPUTOR HARDRIVE?

    By Anonymous December 20, 2014.

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      That is exactly what I did. Need to get data off of a hard drive from a old broken PC. Worked great. Only issue was file permissions and ownership needed to be tweaked once the drive was mounted on the new PC via the USB enclosure.

      By f0084r March 11, 2016.

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      I see that a screwdriver is a supplied accessory. If it is plug and play, what is the use of screwdriver. It seems that I need to have serious assembly to perform.   (10 Answers)

      By sankarmukh May 2, 2016.

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        The screwdriver is to unscrew/screw screws that keep the enclosure closed. Two screws, that's all. The actual HDD is plug into the brace and then the brace is screwed into the enclosure.

        By GillaDaK January 7, 2017.

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      What accessories come with this and does it work for both IDE and SATA drives   (6 Answers)

      By Brian September 4, 2016.

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        Came with the screws and a sata cable, it does sata only, not IDE

        By MFallert November 14, 2016.

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      Will the Insignia™ - 3.5 Serial ATA Hard Drive Enclosure work properly with Windows 10 Home Edition.   (3 Answers)

      By Dave June 15, 2016.

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        I bought a new desktop loaded with Windows 10 Home, and the Insignia hard drive enclosure worked fine--had no issues setting up, connecting or transferring files.

        By JimT December 3, 2016.

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      Anyone use this on a ps4 pro, as an external hard drive? I have a 3.5" 2 TB HD laying around that I plan on putting in this. I believe it needs to be usb 3.0 which I believe this is. Can anyone verify that this would work?   (1 Answer)

      By TSL June 14, 2017.

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        Well because it is an enclosure it can pretty much fit any hard drive in it. You should be able to use thus for the hard drive you have and use it as an external hard drive. Hope this helps.

        By MommyCarrasco June 21, 2017.

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      How well does this case format help cool the SATA HD operating inside the case?   (7 Answers)

      I have a concern about the proper cooling for a SATA HD (non portable) housed internally.. The case only appears to have heatsinks on both sides that provide some level of heat dissipation. Is that sufficient if the case is sealed on both ends? To be on the safe side, I slightly opened the back door to the cover to let the hot air flow out better. Is that necessary or a good practice? I believe it is but wanted to get additional comments if possible.. For those that may have this setup, any comments/input would be appreciated.. Thanks

      By rkskeet July 5, 2015.

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        I agree - the drive gets very hot inside this case. I would not use it as a constant-on external drive case, but it would be ok for transferring files and only on for short periods. For an external drive with heavy constant use, I'd get a case with ventilation and even a fan.

        By BBCustomer August 21, 2015.

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        Format windows hard disk to Apple ?   (8 Answers)

        Can I reformat the hard disk removed from a Windows 7, so I can use it with my Macbook Pro?

        By Jimbo May 23, 2015.

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          Yes, Ive done it before. If you google you should be able to find the steps.

          By Rpayne November 12, 2016.

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        What storage or RAM does it have?   (2 Answers)

        By Nhjh July 26, 2017.

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          The is just an enclosure for your existing 3.5" hard drive. There is no storage or RAM on board.

          By bicyclr July 26, 2017.

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        Does this support 4TB and would it be something I can give my wife to throw in her purse to use as off site storage. Have 45K photos to safeguard.   (5 Answers)

        By Durability June 3, 2017.

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          I am not sure about supporting 4TB. I am using it with a 1TB drive. It is a bit big for a purse IMHO but, given the size of some purses, it will fit. It is an 8"x5"x1.5".aluminum case.

          By bicyclr July 26, 2017.

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        will this work with a faulty hd.   (4 Answers)

        By gnelson588 May 27, 2017.

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          If the hard drive is readable it should work. It just varies on what you are looking to do with it.

          By MommyCarrasco June 21, 2017.

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