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Reddit mentions of Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP)

Sentiment score: 88
Reddit mentions: 230

We found 230 Reddit mentions of Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP). Here are the top ones.

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP)
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  • Tool free design, easy to install,Transfer Rates Up to 480 Mbps when connected to a USB 2.0 port,Transfer Rates Up to 5 Gbps when connected to a USB 3.0 port.
  • Suitable for 2.5” SATA/SSD; Supports Standard Notebook 2.5″ SATA and SATA II Hard drives
  • Optimized for SSD, Supports UASP SATA III,Backwards-Compatible with USB 2.0 or 1.1
  • Hot-swappable, plug and play, no drivers needed
  • Operating System: Supported Operating Systems: Mac,Windows;Supported Windows Versions: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP; Supported Mac Versions: Mac OS X and Higher
Height0.59 inches
Length5.31 inches
Number of items1
Release dateSeptember 2018
SizeSATA Black
Weight0.125 Pounds
Width2.91 inches

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Found 230 comments on Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP):

u/ProphetChuck · 190 pointsr/UKPersonalFinance

Is your HDD actually broken? If not, you can remove the HDD yourself and use an [external hard drive enclosure,] (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_bs_tr_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=GW9T7RJBJ8EWMF19HNPH) to access your files.

u/nyrox007 · 13 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Here is one that my squad and I have zero issues with. Works like a charm.

Silicon Power 256GB SSD 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28") Internal Solid State Drive (SP256GBSS3A55S25) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075RJS55D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_gs0SCbBVK5W2M

And here is the case

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Cs0SCb5R6QZQ8

u/jefferzbooboo · 13 pointsr/buildapcsales

I got tired of losing flash drives and put a couple ssd's in external enclosures likes this

u/MattyMoses · 9 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

I bought this SSD for just over $30 Silicon Power 256GB SSD 3D NAND... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075RJS55D?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

And then this case all for under $50 Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Totally worth it in my opinion. Buildings and weapons are loaded in when I drop on all of the maps :)

u/AvadaKedavraPoops · 9 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Not sure what conflicting answers you speak of.

Any modern/new SSD of 256GB or more will suffice. Whether that's an internal or external is up to you. An internal will need an adapter that transfers it's connection to USB 3.

Name brands MAY last longer than a cheap off brand, but the data in test results doesn't really support that. I use an external Samsung T5 but only because I got it for a birthday present. Most of my friends have Amazon specials that cost far less and so far have given the same results in PUBG.




u/w0lrah · 8 pointsr/Homebrewing

> but my laptop where I stored it is broke...


That'll accept the standard hard drive used in basically every normal sized laptop since the mid 2000s. If you have a newer laptop with a solid state drive, especially an ultrathin, it may be in a different format which would require a different adapter (or in the case of new Apples, it's soldered to the motherboard and you're SOL. Any normal hard drives and some solid state drives will work though.

If your drive is compatible though you should be able to slap it in that case and plug it in to basically any other computer to get access to the files. Unless of course the hard drive itself is what broke, in which case you're SOL.

u/spies4 · 7 pointsr/forza

I have an SSD and that improved my loading times by a good amount of time, also helps to have better internet, my speeds are good enough but not great at all.

They really aren't that expensive, I'll point you in the right direction if you want. Also helps a ton with games like PUBG, BF, Red Dead, GTA etc.


Edit: If anyone is wondering I have one 512GB Silicon Power 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28") Internal Solid State Drive from Amazon for $49.99 USD along with another of the same Silicon Power SSD but in 256GB for $28.99 USD.

Then you need the enclosure which costs $8.99: Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III]. Super simple set up, literally open the enclosure by sliding the top off, slide the SSD into the connection slot in the enclosure, put the top on, plug it in to the USB slot and turn the thing on. Really nice price, had never heard of the brand but it has really good reviews, and works well for me. Just about the cheapest SSD I've seen on Amazon with an average review of 4.5+ (and at least 1k reviews).

u/10GuyIsDrunk · 7 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

PS4/PS4 Pro - External SSD is vastly superior to the default HDD. Using an internal SSD can be faster or slower than using it externally. Basically, your probably best off keeping your internal HDD for games you play less often and slapping Destiny plus a few other titles on an external SSD as there's not a ton of speed to be gained by going internal.

Xbox One - Similar to the PS4, you will gain an immense amount of speed by using an external SSD instead of the internal HDD. I don't think you can normally install an SSD internally with Xbox.

By the way, if you're thinking, "but damn external SSDs have stupid markup on them" then you are absolutely correct, have a cookie. Now buy your regular cheap internal SSD and slap it in one of these. Can't tell you how it functions with Xbox but works perfectly with my Pro. Also note that depending on the SSD you may have to pop it into a computer (or plug it in with the enclosure) and initialize the drive/format it for the PS4 to properly recognize it but this step isn't always necessary it seems.

u/OG_Jermasaurus · 6 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

SSD : https://www.amazon.com/Silicon-Power-Performance-Internal-SP256GBSS3A55S25/dp/B075RJS55D

Enclosure : https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S

Together, they are pretty cheap. Just pop the SSD in the enclosure, plug in, and you’re good to go.

u/steen1488 · 6 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Yes I bought an $10 enclosure.

Here are the 2 items I bought:

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OAJ412U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_CdzXXahiHqmFH

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_m4inanakDfvZ8

u/Dude8roMan · 6 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

I just added a SSD to my day one Xbox for $40. It is totally worth it especially for Destiny.

u/BergenCountyJC · 6 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OAJ412U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_KxmKtLPHeWGx8

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_MsUOAQq2VgL3h

u/kriswurt · 5 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

SSD $59.50
Enclosure $8.99
I have this setup myself on original xbox, works great.

u/Xollm · 5 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

What this guy said, my brother bought this ssd and enclosure, he loads in faster than me now and I'm playing on the X.



u/popsicklekid · 5 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Linked is what i got about a month ago. Works fine, and seemed reasonably priced when I researched SSDs.

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

u/CondemnedLockers · 5 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Silicon Power 256GB SSD 3D NAND With R/W Up To 550/450MB/s A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28") Internal Solid State Drive (SP256GBSS3A55S25) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075RJS55D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_B806AbHMAB1AP

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

This is the exact setup I just bought for my 1TB Xbox One. PUBG is amazing as well as I found a massive improvment in Tera Online. I also just needed more space.

u/LordSlickRick · 5 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Lets break it down. Most people are getting external ssd's. Why because it adds on to the memory without removing existing storage. USB 3.0 provides enough throughput for an ssd. But heres the deal, ssds connect through sata ports. So to protect and connect an ssd to an xbox, you need a sata 3 to usb 3.0 connector.

Super important, depending on your xbox, the internal connection could be sata 2. If you have an og xbox it is sata 2 inside. one x and xbox one s have sata 3. Therefore a ssd will do nothing for speed increase if you do an internal one on an original xbox one. You need to connect via usb 3.0 externally to see performance gains.

So buy a decent solid state with at least 240gb, the actual minimum spec. And spend 10 bucks on a sata 3 to usb enclosure. https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=sr_1_4/135-4131140-8815732?ie=UTF8&qid=1525800622&sr=8-4&keywords=usb+3+external+hard+drive+enclosure

u/Bryan_Miller · 5 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

I bought this one recently. Its a little expensive, but its an official one made for xbox one by seagate, so decided to spend the extra money to get it as i had gift cards i needed to use anyway.

If you want one thats much cheaper that should work just as good, get this one:

Drive: https://www.amazon.com/Silicon-Power-Performance-Internal-SP256GBSS3A55S25/dp/B075RJS55D/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1548282759&sr=8-3&keywords=ssd+256

Case: https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1548283038&sr=8-4&keywords=ssd+enclosure

u/BluLemonade · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

I got this.


You just need a USB a to c cable and it'll function the same.

If you're worried about speed, the transfer rate of that is around 500 Mbps on the T5. This one goes up to 5 Gbps if you use a USB 3 cable. It all depends on how fast your SSD is. Realistically any storage drive SSD will be practically just as fast

u/My_Police_Box · 5 pointsr/techsupport

Can you remove the end piece? That just looks like an adapter of sorts. If you can then all you need is an enclosure such as this.

u/DwnvoteMcDwnvoteFace · 5 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
SanDisk 250GB Ultra 3D NAND SATA III SSD - 2.5-inch Solid State Drive - SDSSDH3-250G-G25 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071KGRXRH?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
I'm not very tech savvy, and I got it to work pretty easily. Just put one in the other and use the USB connection in the back of the OG Xbox (side one didnt work). It'll ask you if you want to format it for games. Do that then transfer PUBG over and you're on your way. It'll say you need 256gb, but my 250gb works with no issues.
There's tutorials online also.
There may be cheaper ones out there, but this worked for me. Got the model from someone else on this sub

u/snickns · 4 pointsr/buildapc

Your friend’s suggestion is smart and its the way to go since your PC will run much faster.

For the HDD yes of course you can use it. Think of the HDD as a flash drive you plug it in and use it as a storage while still keeping the files already in there. I’d recommend deleting the windows folder in the HDD if you had OS installed on it to free up space and install a fresh OS on the SSD.

Edit: You can buy something like this to use your HDD as an external storage if you want to use it as a portable flash drive. Or you can just have it connected to the motherboard of your PC (if its not a laptop) and use it as a 2nd drive besides the SSD.

u/bmac9949 · 4 pointsr/PS4Deals

Picked this up, along with Sabrent enclosure (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_TPrzzbWYK4GQK) to house the default HDD that came with my system. Pretty excited to have 5x default storage for less than $75!!

u/Lockout_CE · 4 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

I got a PNY 240GB SSD and just a basic External SSD enclosure, both from my local Best Buy. The enclosure was pretty cheap and i could have probably found it even cheaper on amazon or something but i didn’t want to wait for shipping.

Also: Microsoft says that the Xbox one requires the external drive to be 256GB or more to work, but it’s not true. Like i said, mines a 240GB and it works just fine. At Best Buy, the 240GB was $70 and the 480GB was $130, so it just depends on how much you want to pay.

Edit: I paid like $25 at Best Buy on my enclosure but here’s one on amazon for $10 link

u/AdminTools · 3 pointsr/helpdesk

You can disassemble it, and remove the hard drive, load it into either a 2.5" hard drive enclosure or a SATA dock. Then you can plug it into another computer as if it's a USB flash drive.

If you have had it less than a year, submit a request for repair, and don't tell Lenovo you dropped it. Since you don't have any cosmetic damage, they won't be able to tell you broke it, and it will appear as though the laptop is faulty. You'll probably still want to get the data from it before you attempt the repair process.

u/irreleventuality · 3 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

You should be able to put the hard drive in a housing like this and access the data on it directly. If you're not comfortable doing it yourself, any computer shop should be able to do it for you for a nominal fee.

u/chigish48 · 3 pointsr/macbookpro

Here's what I did, worked for me:

Backup your files( lots of ways, cloud, external).

Order new external SSD (mine was Corsair 480gb)

Put new SSD in external enclosure and plug into USB:


format SSD using disk utility and make bootable. create 12gb partition on the SSD drive at this point for OS and download macOS to this partition and whatever else you want to do to this drive.

Now, safely remove SSD from enclosure, swap the SSD into the MacBook and put original HDD into enclosure.

Install macOS from new internal SSD, plug in enclosure and copy files over you want using migration assistant.

Now, you can keep your files backed up on your new external drive or format it, if you please.

Also, if you are taking all this time, I recommend at least 8gb of ram and you will get optimal speeds.

Hope this helps.

Here's a video:


u/OhHeyImAlex · 3 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

I bought this one: Samsung 850 EVO. It was the recommendation of another reddit user, seems like it works fine!


Here's the case, really easy to set up.


u/Avocado111 · 3 pointsr/macbookpro

Yup, what he said. You can grab something like the following to put your ssd into. Connect, run ccc. Make sure it's bootable then install.

u/liquidsnakex · 3 pointsr/PS4Pro

I did this recently, the best option is a mix of both.

An internal SSD for games you're currently playing, and you can use the Pro's current HDD as an external for games you play less often (it's fairly quick to move a game from one to the other).

SSDs have dramatically dropped in price and are now very affordable, here's a 1TB SDD for $120 from the most reputable brand on the market.

The old HDD can be used as an external by putting it in a USB 3.0 enclosure/caddy like this one.

Here's the official article for replacing the HDD. It says to push the notch to the left, but it's easier pushing it towards the bottom (up on that diagram).

u/Knockoutpie1 · 3 pointsr/jailbreak

Seagate 1TB BarraCuda SATA 6Gb/s 128MB Cache 2.5-Inch 7mm Internal Hard Drive (ST1000LM048) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LYNQXCP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_NCtRAbT2Y2BSS

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_RDtRAb2KYD747

UGREEN USB 3.0 A to A Cable Type A Male to Male Cable Cord for Data Transfer Hard Drive Enclosures, Printers, Modems, Cameras (1.5FT) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P0E3954/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_IEtRAb2YTE8CB

Something like this.

u/Nighterlev · 3 pointsr/xboxone

The Xbox One OS takes about 200GB's of space if your using this drive as a main drive, so..no, you wouldn't really be able to install anything involving games onto it at least.

You'd be much better off with keeping the 1TB HDD in the One X, and buying a separate USB 3.0 enclosure instead to put the SSD inside of it so you can use the full 240GB's of space on the SSD.
Something like this would probably be far better suited for you, so you don't have to take apart the entire Xbox One X.

u/Sleepwalker710 · 3 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

For an Xbox or PS4 you don't need the highest end.
Ssd: 1tb https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D998212/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_hglWCb4JE43CJ

Case: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JklWCbPKETZGN

I have 3 of these cases, I use a 480gb SSD on my oneX and I have a 240gb SSD for my wife's oneS.

u/-Badger2- · 3 pointsr/Dell

If you don't want to open up your laptop, you could buy a 2.5 Inch ssd and an enclosure

Which model G3 15 do you have? You probably have a slot for an m.2 SSD, so you wouldn't have to replace your hard drive.

u/Hotshot55 · 3 pointsr/computers

Reuse the laptop hard drive that you are taking out with something like this. It's a simple enclosure that you just slide your laptop hard drive into and turn on and you've got an external drive.

u/sci3nc3isc00l · 3 pointsr/mac

You have two main options (that I know of and have used):

FIRST, attach the new drive and format to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) via Disk Utility -> select new drive -> Erase -> select format Mac OS Extended (Journaled). OR, if you have already converted your disk to APFS when upgrading to High Sierra or Mojave, choose APFS.


  1. With the new drive attached via a SATA-USB cable (or external enclosure, which you can then put your old HD in), boot in Recovery Mode, use Disk Utility to Restore Macintosh HD (current hard drive - selected as Source) to the new disk (Destination). Once it's done, test boot by option-starting and selecting the USB drive and if it boots, swap it in and you're done.

  2. use Carbon Copy Cloner program to copy everything to new drive while attached to computer via SATA-USB cable or SATA-USB enclosure.
u/HeckMaster9 · 3 pointsr/OWConsole

Like what someone else said, get an SSD and you will have minimal loading issues (an SSD is much faster than your internal drive or any external platter drive, google for more info) You’ll load into games much faster so you can pick heroes sooner and your character models will load immediately 99.8% of the time.

An SSD like this one

and an enclosure like this one

is one of the cheapest ways to get going on faster load speeds. Yes, the official Xbox instructions say to use a 256 GB or larger drive, but the 240GB one linked here will still work.

Other games will load markedly faster as well —PUBG and Battlefied load substantially faster. Just make sure that after you transfer the games to your SSD that you’re actually opening them from your SSD. To do that go to your game library, hit the little submenu button in the upper right (it looks like a satellite dish thing) and go to storage, then select whatever you named your SSD. Another way to ensure you’re playing it on your SSD is to make sure it’s uninstalled from your other drives and that it’s only installed on your SSD.

u/Creator78 · 3 pointsr/PS4Pro

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_APP-Bb41AX556

u/DougNJ · 3 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

1TB is overkill. This is the cheapest option.

256gb SSD
Silicon Power 256GB SSD 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28") Internal Solid State Drive (SP256GBSS3A55S25) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075RJS55D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_xid8Bb43QBJW7

Case you need to install it
Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_cld8Bb7RJJNAJ

If you insist on getting 1TB (still need case)
Silicon Power 1TB SSD 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28") Internal Solid State Drive (SP001TBSS3A55S25) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B4G19X3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_mrd8BbVSPCCQ7

u/ImJacksLackOfMorale · 3 pointsr/Staples

Besides crazy customers, there are some accessories that use type A on both sides.

For example, this hard drive enclosure:


u/MalfeasantMarmot · 3 pointsr/applehelp

First of all stop using it and shut the computer down. If the drive is on the verge of failing, which it sounds like it is, you don't want to push it over the edge.

Remove the drive from the computer following this guide, put that drive into one of these and connect it to another computer. You can then pull off all of the photos, etc.

While you still have the mac open, put one of these in it. From there just install a fresh copy of Mac OS and you'll be back in action with a computer that will be noticeably faster. It's like night and day performance wise.

u/Broadbanned · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I would pull the storage drive from 2nd computer, install it in the first and do the transfer over SATA. If there's not enough power plugs or SATA ports, then I'd look into a cheap SATA to USB 3.0 enclosure or dock. Alternatively, if both PCs have ethernet you can transfer over the LAN, though Gigabit LAN is going to top out at 120ish MB/s.

u/LiarInGlass · 3 pointsr/xboxone

I use one of these for multiple drives and all is required is the included cable. I’m sure there are plenty others. I’ve used this for SSDs on Xbox and on PC as well as using one for regular 2.5” drives.

I know there are some SSDs that are a little fatter than others but I think there’s more than enough room for them to fit in an enclosure like this.


If you prefer Amazon, here’s one that would work as well.

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_N0RHDbZBRMR6C

u/white_android · 3 pointsr/raspberry_pi

Most people will say that you need a powered hub. Both of my externals work fine without a powered hub. I run my pi from one and the only time it uses a lot of power is on boot and shutdown (only time it shows lightning bolt)

Of course since drives are different and so are enclosures, your mileage may vary.

I can recommend this one though

u/Delphiantares · 3 pointsr/OneTruthPrevails

you can use this teardown to get to the harddrive and stick it into a desktop or use a Sata to usb adaptor, or a enclosure to get at your files from another computer

u/TjBeezy · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

It definitely runs better and always has there's just a lot of crashing bugs with the May update.

My buildings render a lot better (everything is usually loaded in as soon as I'm in the plane), the console is pretty quite, and all my other games look amazing and load faster.

I play CODWWII, Assassins Creed Origins, and NBA 2K and it's a way better experience than my OG Xbox.

I upgraded bc my disc drive in my OG Xbox was busted and I had to tilt my xbox up to a 45 degree angle for the discs to be read lol.

EDIT: I also just ordered the SSD below bc I had the extra cash, it arrives today so I'll let you know if it makes difference with PUBG and my other games:



u/DannyTwoHats · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

I’m fairly certain what you ordered is just a mounting bracket for installing the ssd in a computer. You need a SATA III to usb3.0 external enclosure.

This is the one that I, as well as several other people are using.

u/darknessfx · 2 pointsr/JetsonNano

This is what I'm using:

- Some old Crucial 128GB SSD.

- Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Enclosure - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OJ3UJ2S

- Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, 2230, 2x2 AC + BT, Vpro - https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01LCR1SKA

- Delock Double Antenne WLAN MHF IV Plug 802.11 ac/a/h/b/g/n 5dBi 150 mm PCB Internal - https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01D6522G0

If you opt for WiFi USB be careful because "WiFi USB with Linux Drivers" doesn't mean "WiFi USB with ARM64 Linux Drivers", from 4 different WiFi USBs devices I have here only 1 worked. I moved to m.2 WiFi+BT card because the WiFi+SSD(+Linux on the SSD, +Keyboard+Mouse) over USB was unstable and the system locked frequently forcing a full reboot.

u/Timmace · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

It absolutely helps but it has to be a Solid State Drive, not just an external hard drive. I bought this Samsung one back in April and it is actually $12 cheaper than when I bought it. Since that was months ago, someone might have a more current example of which is currently the best on market. I've been very happy with it though.



u/omeganon · 2 pointsr/xboxone

>When I connect it to my PC I can hear the drive itself spool up, but never when connected to my xbox. When it connects to my pc, it is listed in device manager as something called Go To Final Lap, something Ive never heard of. I cant browse it like a storage device either.


>The USB descriptor data for this product was bizarre, and differs from what the user manual depicts. The USB Manufacturer string is "FinalLap", and the Product is "Go To Final Lap". No I'm not making this up -- this is really what the SATA-to-USB bridge IC returns as part of its descriptor data, which Windows (and other OSes) will show as a device called "Go To Final Lap". I have not the slightest idea what this refers to, but the manual depicts a device called "NS1066". Descriptor strings that are strange like this often imply pirate/imitation ICs.

Beyond that, it sounds like either the enclosure has failed or the hard drive has.

u/hybridhavoc · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

This is the one I use. SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 250GB, selling for $52.99 right now on Amazon. Paired with the Sabrent Tool-free external hard drive enclosure, selling for $9.99 right now on Amazon.

u/kiki_strumm3r · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I literally bought the first one off Amazon (this one). Think it was $9. Only thing I'd note about the enclosure is make sure it supports UASP, which will make best use of the SSD.

u/oklahomebrews · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

240GB. Let me look at my past posts and see if I can find the link. Comes in today! Come on delivery guy.

Edit: Found it. You’ll need the enclosure as well.

240gb SSD


u/ohmicmann · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Yes you can. You can use something like this to make it external.

u/rekirk82 · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

All you will need is an external SATA enclosure similar to this one.

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_rCDcBbXAKSQNB

u/MooseSnacks · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne




I got the 480 gb SSD for $60, but you can get a 240 gb for $33 and it will work just as good.

u/kansasjeremy · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

i don't think i'm too far off.. you can grab an ssd and 3.0 enclosure for under $60. pretty close to half of the t5 you linked.



at the end of day, it's your money and you can do what you want. SSDs are getting so cheap it just seems silly to spend $100 for 500gb.

u/SwingLifeAway93 · 2 pointsr/PS4

Pop it into this and you’re good to go

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_E9vRCbG642T01

u/ConcreteSnake · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

$150?!? Yeah right, more like $40. The “ssd” argument is not stupid, and it is not like telling a PC player to up their graphics card...not even close. Anyways I provided some amazon links for a quick, easy, and cheap upgrade. The difference will be night and day, you will literally load into strikes before everyone else and be waiting on them for the strike to start. There will even be some leftover space for a few extra games.

Inland Professional 240GB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (240G) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076XXMJZH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_oGKUDbR2YMWA5

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.HKUDb46P96Q1

u/Cherklov · 2 pointsr/XboxOneHelp

They might be actually. The old 360 hard drive has a regular 2.5 inch SATA HDD inside of it, so if you format it and put it in a USB SATA dock you could probably use it on a One. Unless I'm mistaken, I think the One can use any USB hard drive.


Just pop it in one of these bois, or something like it.

u/raduque · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Buy a new SSD drive and a USB enclosure like this. Use Macrium Reflect Free to clone your existing drive to the new SSD. Then simply swap in the new drive and your laptop will boot from it like normal, only faster then you've ever seen it boot.

I have done this exact procedure on 3 laptops, my gaming desktop and my server.

u/Skogsmard · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I'd recommend making your own using this and a regular 2.5" SSD.
I'd recommend this one. It is also available in 250GB & 1TB versions if you need them.

u/kaskadefan · 2 pointsr/buildapc

You could always make a fast external SSD for backups and such with this.

If it were me though, I'd just keep it in my rig for more fast storage.

u/SnugglesSoft · 2 pointsr/xboxone

For those wanting something like this without spending $199

"SSD is going run $199 for 512GB"

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OJ3UJ2S/ - case I use and have 0 issues with for a year now - $12.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LS31KQG/ - An "upgraded" version of the case that is aluminum and $3 less

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IAGSD68/ - current lowest price on a decent 500+GB SSD from Amazon $118.71. It's a Crucial MX300. You can shop around here, Samsung 850 evo's are a little more expensive but very reliable.

It's literally plug and play with that case. Comes with the cables and no need to do anything fancy. Just insert drive into case, no screws to use and plug it into the Xbox One with the cord that comes with the case.

u/mattadore23 · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

PNY 240 ssd

That’s an internal ssd. You need an “enclosure” to fit it into. They’re all pretty much the same. You just need it to support USB 3.0 (which most do nowadays)

Sabrent Enclosure

Just pop them together. Plug it in. The Xbox will recognize it and then you go from there.

u/NobodyByChoice · 2 pointsr/USMC

Better if they spend $10 and get an external enclosure.

u/sirdiealot53 · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Samsung 860 EVO 250 GB $89.26 (850 would work too, but the 860 is better and cheaper right now)

Sabrent USB 3.0 SSD Enclosure $8.99

These are what I use (850) and I've never had a loading issue again. Also if you freeze you can get back in the game in 45 seconds. It also works wonders on other games like BF1.

u/theotherdanlynch · 2 pointsr/buildapc

> as easy as popping a few screws loose and everything is right there

It's ridiculously easy. Usually 3 to 5 screws to remove a plastic cover and another 2 screws holding the drive in place.

Buying a Samsung SSD makes it even easier because they have a program called Samsung Data Migration. You just need to either order one of the SSDs that comes with a USB-SATA interface, or buy a cheap one.

  • Connect the SSD to the adapter and plug it into a USB port on the laptop.
  • Run Samsung Data Migration with the original hard drive as the source and the SSD as the target.
  • Turn off the laptop.
  • Take out the original drive.
  • Install the SSD

    Done. That's all there is to it. If you want to get fancy, or honestly just be smarter about it, get this instead of the adapter cable. When you're all done, you can reformat the HDD that came with the computer and use it as an external drive.
u/WestBankFireman · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Something like this.

Note: that is only an example, ensure you match your own drive's specifications when buying an enclosure

u/MSRsnowshoes · 2 pointsr/SuggestALaptop

>media, writing, etc

If you're comfortable with a used laptop you can find Thinkpad T440 variants for less than $180. I write and watch YouTube with a T430 (T440 predecessor). Heck I even game (Kerbal Space Program, Half Life 2/Portal/Portal 2, and indie games) without issue. On a 7-year old laptop. Partly because Thinkpads are business-class devices, and built to higher quality standards than consumer devices.

Part of the reason I recommend Refurb/used Thinkpads is your desire to use Linux. Thinkpads have phenomenal Linux support because they're popular. Not just with Linux developers, but the sort of tech-oriented user that might want to run Linux. Older ones especially, since they've been around long enough for people to patch/fix/update things to get them working. Heck you can even set their battery charge thresholds just like you can in Windows, for better battery lifespan (not battery life).

And you wouldn't be lacking for power either; an i5-4300U (mid/entry-level CPU for the T440's; you probably won't need more power than this) is just as, or more powerful than, the Celerons in the laptops you linked (yikes!), and from what I saw when I quickly searched eBay; feature either 500GB HDD's or 180-256GB SSD's. Plus you can set up/buy one with dual-channel RAM which will help your iGPU. I'm not as sure about the amazon options.

If you're writing, especially to publish/for school, I recommend picking a T440 or T440s with a 500GB HDD, and buying a 128/256GB SSD and a HDD enclosure like this one separately. Once they all arrive; replace the HDD in the laptop with the SSD, install Linux on it, and use the 500GB HDD as part of your on-site backup (along with cloud storage and a second on-site backup solution, for redundancy). If you like to write on the go; maybe consider buying an extended battery.

I almost forgot the reason I'd recommend a Thinkpad to anyone who'll be doing a lot of writing; the on-device keyboard is legendary. You won't find a better one unless you spend thousands on a gaming monstrosity with a mechanical keyboard. Lots of laptops have an OK keyboard. Thinkpads have good keyboards.

u/monkeybusiness124 · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QxGMDbZPZXXHE

Here is one for $9

u/yous_hearne_aim · 2 pointsr/buildapc

An external ssd will most likely have a standard 2.5" ssd in it. You may be able to take the drive out but you risk damaging it in the process. I suggest getting a regular internal SSD and then a hard drive enclosure like this. It effectively turns your ssd into a usb external drive but you can just pop it out and plug it into your regular computer when you need to.

u/Ilovepropanebuffers · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Do you by chance have any 2.5" hard drives (those are the ones commonly found in laptops) on hand? You can buy a cheap kit such as this slap in the hard drive and you are gtg.

However, these aren't bad. They are probably slightly fast due to better drives and they come with a warranty.

u/Str8Lurk1n · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

The current fix to this is to buy an external SSD and transfer the game onto that. It's going to cost a minimum of like 70 bucks. I bought one and I don't regret the purchase, my game is smoother and my load times are exponentially better. Inventory is instant.




These are the only 2 items you need. I bought the 500 GB SSD, but if you want it for just D2 the 250 will suffice. it connects into the case and the case comes with a USB 3.0 to plug from it into your xbox.

u/xorgol · 2 pointsr/italy

Direi che dovrebbe andare abbastanza plug and play, ma in realtà io ho sempre usato delle enclosure come questa, così ti ritrovi ad avere un disco esterno a tutti gli effetti.

u/UltimateFear · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

External drive enclosure and use it as a USB drive? Like this one.

u/Xenokaiii · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Been using my Samsung Evo 850 500GB SSD inside this enclosure for nearly 3 years now..... https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1498944597&sr=1-1&keywords=sabrent+ssd+enclosure This enclosure is designed for SSD's so it gets the max read/writes possible from USB3.0 SSD's. GTA5 first load takes like 1min and 45 secs to load on the normal HD but on this SSD its 20 secs.

u/HeyGuysImPresto · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

I just bought these a couple weeks ago for my 1X and they’ve worked great:

256 GB SSD ($31)

USB3 SSD Enclosure

These were the best deals I could find... very well reviewed and work great. Buildings are rendered before I land (weapons take another 0-2 seconds). I got 256 GB because it’s the minimum needed for Xbox and I mostly just wanted it for PUBG. If you want to put a lot of games on it though then I’d get a bigger drive and maybe look at SSHD options (cheaper but supposedly work about as well). Main things I checked were read/write speeds, price, and reviews (specifically reviews mentioning Xbox).

u/spacetreefrog · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Will this drive work with a sata to usb 3 case for speeding up Xbox one load times?

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4j3zCbK13R0ND

u/scottythree · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Sorry about the Canadian prices. Should be alot cheaper in American.

This was the setup that was posted a couple weeks ago, plugged it in and reformatted the drive. Had to reset my xbox and then simply moved pubg to the ssd.

It's completely changed pubg for me. Sucks I had to pay extra $$$ to play it. But it was totally worth it.



u/CentercutPorkchop · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

This is perfect! Thank you so much!!

So you have this SSD and then this enclosure, right?

So theoretically if I wanted more space I could go with this 1TB SSD?

u/xX_IT_Guy_Xx · 2 pointsr/footballmanagergames

If the hard drive isn't the issue with the laptop you can take it out. Some laptops have easy access plastic covers over the top of the hard drive, undo the screws and take it off. Take the hard drive out and put it into a HDD caddy like this then plug it into your new laptop or other computer/laptop to get the data off.

u/midgetmakes3 · 2 pointsr/applehelp

If you have another computer you can make an El Cap USB installer and reinstall it from there.


To get your data you can get a SATA-USB external adapter, pull the drive out of the Macbook, and copy your data to another computer.






Same thing but a full enclosure:




u/kpeoples86 · 2 pointsr/mac

To clarify what /u/firefly416 said, once you take the hard drive out of the dead macbook pro you will need to install it into an external enclosure such as this one.

u/Route66_LANparty · 2 pointsr/buildapc

You'll want something like this:

u/joedirtpig · 2 pointsr/wii

I was using a harddrive with 2 cables (one for power) but now I am using this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_btmwCb4652MVZ
With an old laptop drive I had laying around

u/AlluringSunsets · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Assuming the HDD/SSD is fine (it should be), you'll simply need to buy a USB 3.0 External Drive Enclosure like this, take out your HDD/SSD and connect it to another computer to recover your files.

u/Mr-IT-Guy · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

The drive I had laying around was one of these.


So I bought one of these to make it an external drive.


There are faster drives but if you are on a budget that is a pretty good deal. I have been using it and had several crashes and I am back in game in like 20-30 seconds compared to 2+ minutes before. Also, during normal game loading I used to only have 10 seconds to run around on the loading island and now I have 50-60 seconds. Buildings load as soon as I land now too. So not sure how much faster a more expensive drive could make it but this one works great.

u/Plainzwalker · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Here. These are decent drives, I have 4 I use in a couple servers and my desktop. Total is under 60 if you’re in the US. Even cheaper if you have amazon prime.

SanDisk SSD PLUS 120GB Solid State Drive - SDSSDA-120G-G27 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07621PNWC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_o5cYAbW1FQ9WZ

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_85cYAb5EJFGJP

u/Shuathomas · 2 pointsr/mac

You can flip that bad boy over and take the drive out. Best thing to do is get a 2.5” HDD caddy and plug it in to another Mac or a friends Mac to get the data off. This would do fine.

u/thcwzrd · 2 pointsr/xboxone

This is the one I'm using for my Samsung 860 Evo 1TB

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ABZqDb3JWYW9R

u/Phuc_Mee · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

Buy a 2.5" bare internal drive, an external enclosure, put the drive in the enclosure and enjoy. This is a much better way to go because often when your typical passport type drives fail it's the sata bridge card that fails not the drive itself. You can then remove the drive and place it into a new enclosure or use a dock. Amazon links to the ones I use:



u/Dark_24 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

SSD come in 2 flavors..

SATA 2.5 inch drives (these hook up just like a SATA HDD)

and M.2 Drives.. These are stick drives the plug directly into an M.2 Slot on the motherboard..

As I look at the Specs for your Laptop I am seeing that it uses a 2.5" (inch) 9.5mm SATA drive..

So any of the SSD's that are 2.5 should work just fine..

I have done 2 recent conversions of Laptop Hard Drives to SSD's

Software I used: https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

I used my own desktop to do this, BUT you do NOT need to do this IF you get an external drive case to hook to your laptop..

The bonus is after you image over your Hard Drive to the SSD you can then put your old Hard Drive in the external drive case and use that drive to backup your SSD and to use as secondary storage when needed..

Find any SSD you like: [I would go with a minimum of a 240/250GB drive]

This can be dependent on how much of your current 750GB drive you currently have in use.. You do not want to FILL a 250GB drive you want to have room for more files / Temp files / Files from browsing ect.. AND you should always have around 20% free drive space to keep things(SSD) working well..

So depending on how much of your 750GB you are using..

here is a Nice Samsung 850 EVO 250GB $89.99

The 500GB is $139

The enclosure I usually get is not in stock at Amazon [but this one looks good]:


Or this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=psdc_160354011_t1_B071RRX5PK

So what you would do is order your SSD of choice..

Order the External Hard Drive Enclosure of choice..

Download and install Macrium Reflect 7 FREE (I used version 6 - but should be just the same)

Get your stuff and put the SSD into the Drive Enclosure and hook it to the USB port on your laptop..

Use the Software to Image the Hard Drive in your Laptop to the External SSD.. (Sounds simple but it is a little complicated if you have more on the Hard Drive then the SSD can handle)

Once you have a proper Image of the HDD you then turn off the laptop / Remove Battery Flip it over and If you look at the Manual for your Laptop is shows you how to remove the Hard Drive..


Page 64

Remove the old Hard Drive and replace with the SSD

Put it all back together and turn the laptop on and hopefully it boots back into windows - Just much Faster =)

u/mackeydesigns · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

The "Cheap" solution that have been posted on this sub is

This SSD

Matched with this enclosure

If you want a bigger, or better SSD, the recommendation would be something from Samsung.

u/REDLINE70689 · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Got an ssd for my PC and figured I’d test it out on the Xbox before putting in it there.

My ssd didn’t make it to my PC lol not only does it help with PUBG, but load times in a lot of games benefit.

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078DPCY3T/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_ipCXflemgfEW4

With this enclosure

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_VSK1vlJ4IRvgp

Piece of cake to set up. Put the drive in the enclosure (very easy), plug into usb, add games.

Edit- played PUBG on internal hard drive for test and live, vs ssd for both and the benefit is noticeable.

u/OptimusMatrix · 2 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

This SSD and this enclosure. Trust me it's worth the $95 bucks.

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E250B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Jdz2Ab7R9BHMG

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Afz2Ab4XCKT4N

u/FoN925 · 2 pointsr/PS4

I would definitely go with a USB 3.0 drive, not a 2.0 since 2.0 speeds are significantly slower than 3.0.

This is a cheap, highly rated USB 3.0 enclosure.

This is the one I am currently using with the 1TB drive that was in my Pro since I swapped it out with a 2TB drive.

u/Ps4_and_Ipad_Lover · 1 pointr/PS4

I did not noticed when I posted the link I have no idea but same price so may as well go to new one

Edit if you want to turn your old hard drive into a external use something like this http://amzn.com/B00OJ3UJ2S

u/Hockey464646 · 1 pointr/PUBGXboxOne

I took some one else suggestion from on here don’t remember who though to give them credit.



100% worth it so far

u/JoonDock · 1 pointr/xboxone

I used one of these for a while and it worked well enough.


u/NerdBills · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

In my experience, the biggest difference between internal and external is price. An internal SSD is cheaper, and it's only about 10 bucks for the enclosure that basically turns it into an external drive.

Here's the drive I got:

And the enclosure:

u/BeavisBob · 1 pointr/xboxone

I picked up a 500GB Samsung 860 EVO and this case. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OJ3UJ2S


There was a deal that day and the drive was $59.99. Found out about it by searching slickdeals.net for SSD deals.

u/jello3d · 1 pointr/videography

There is nothing rugged about rugged HDDs. Typically, prepackaged external drives use the worst OEM drives possible. If you have to work on an HDD, get a good bare drive and put it in a good, ventilated case.

Better, however, to get a Samsung 850 and a USB3 -> SATA cable or ext 2.5" case. You don't need external power for these, just plug n go.

OR... get an msata Samsung 850 and appropriate adapter. I keep something like this with me all the time.

u/DorffMeister · 1 pointr/WiiHacks

This enclosure along with Crucial MX500 SSD (I have the 250gb) are working for me. No Y-cable was needed - just a single USB port used.

u/HumanPhace · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

My update went smoothly yesterday.

This is the SSD I bought: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0764WCXCV/

And this is the enclosure: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OJ3UJ2S/

Even if it doesn't solve the update problem its worth it for the improved loading times.

u/dusters16 · 1 pointr/xboxone

do an external SSD, much faster loading times!

Samsung 850 EVO (any size, typically on sale, but especially Black Friday)


UASP USB external enclosure ..ex:


u/D-Skel · 1 pointr/Seaofthieves

It wasn't difficult at all! You only need to buy an external SSD or an internal SSD with an enclosure like this. Microsoft says it must be 256gb or larger, but I've seen people claiming that 240gb will suffice.

The process is simple: Hook it up via USB and transfer the game to the SSD. Here's a thread where someone clocked it and provided a video with a side-by-side comparison. They were using an external 240gb SSD on an XB1S.

u/TheMountainFolk · 1 pointr/xbox

Get a regular SSD and then buy a case that will allow you to plug it into the USB 3 port of your console.



The SSD goes into the case that I just linked to and then you plug it into your console. It's surprisingly easy even if you aren't good with technology.

u/orange_plum · 1 pointr/buildapc

Not too sure if this OK to post here, as it's regarding a laptop, but some knowledge here would be helpful.


I recently purchased an MSI GS65 Stealth for both Uni and gaming. It has a relatively small drive, at 250gb, but I would preferably like to keep the internal drive mainly for productivity data. I was thinking of purchasing a 250gb ssd and enclosure and keep that reserved for my games. I would also keep maybe 1 or 2 games that I am currently playing at the time on the internal memory so I don't have to plug something in every time I want to play.


This solution would costs ~£35, whilst an external ssd would cost ~£50. I also wouldn't want to install an internal ssd, as I don't particularly want to void the warranty just yet.


This would mean I would install steam on the internal drive and sometimes run games from the external drive. I don't think read/write speeds would be an issue, due to usb 3.1/c connectivity, but are there any other issues I could run into? Or is there another solution that may be better?


For reference, please see the below links:

MSI GS65 Stealth: https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GS65-Stealth-Thin-8RE/Specification

Enclosure I am considering: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00OJ3UJ2S?pf_rd_p=330fbd82-d4fe-42e5-9c16-d4b886747c64&pf_rd_r=21AN8XGCNVGGWXPR04N5


Any help would be most appreciated.

u/TooLateToPush · 1 pointr/PUBGXboxOne

I bought this and this on someones recommendation on this sub

I put the drive in the case and plugged it in, but i never was asked to format it. I even went to system storage and i couldn't find it

Theres a blue light on the case that turns on when i turn my xbox on, so it's at least reading it sort of

u/Faptain_Calcon_ · 1 pointr/buildapc

I got this one a couple years back. You're right! It became super handy when I wanted to copy over a bunch of games on my laptop without having to redownload.

It suited my needs at the time but I might get a full fledged one later.

u/mrutledge760 · 1 pointr/PUBGXboxOne

I use Silicon Power 256GB SSD 3D NAND With R/W Up To 550/450MB/s A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28") Internal Solid State Drive (SP256 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075RJS55D?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

And also Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

Works flawlessly.

u/Imbaatu · 1 pointr/PUBGXboxOne

I got this drive https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0764WCXCV?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

And this enclosure https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

the drive slots right in, the lid clips on and you plug into the xbox and you're good to go. Both with next day delivery were £70

u/RicanCP3 · 1 pointr/PUBGXboxOne

Just a random ebay enclosure from China. Most people get this one

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_TwD8AbK2JWZKA

u/cptjimmy42 · 1 pointr/PUBGXboxOne

Microsoft says to use an external drive, it MUST BE 256GB or larger.

He’s the one I use.

KingSpec 256GB SSD 2.5 Inch Hard Drive SATA3 Internal Solid State Drive P3-256 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076BM28CF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_zfF8Ab6ZAKX5Z

And it’s case

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_jgF8AbAX7TENT

u/codymiller1008 · 1 pointr/PUBGXboxOne

This is the enclosure and SSD I got, not sure why it isn’t working it fits all the requirements.

Silicon Power 256GB SSD 3D NAND With R/W Up To 550/450MB/s A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28") Internal Solid State Drive (SP256GBSS3A55S25) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075RJS55D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9cF9AbAFFD6DZ

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_eeF9AbK7DJH6Q

u/zoahporre · 1 pointr/PS4

Upgrade the hard drive.

Get a 2.5 inch firecuda, take original hard drive the ps4 comes with and buy an external enclosure.

u/Futureretroism · 1 pointr/PUBGXboxOne

This is what I have and it works great. Pretty good price right now too.


Just throw it in a cheap external enclosure and you're good to go.

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_icI.AbP1MP1SX

u/No_One_Is_Azor_Ahai · 1 pointr/techsupport

Sorry for answering late. Would this be something that could work?


u/StateOfTronce · 1 pointr/xboxone

No need to install it internally. The throughput for USB 3.0 is already more than you'll need. It's also a pain in the ass to open it up. Just put it in an enclosure like this and you're good to go

u/ArcticAcrobat80 · 1 pointr/PUBGXboxOne

If you’re interested, this is one I’m running. This is the least expensive to do it. Gets ya up and running at about $40.

Silicon Power 256GB SSD 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28") Internal Solid State Drive (SP256GBSS3A55S25) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075RJS55D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_NJoTCbDJWZEB2

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VKoTCbGXHBHE6

u/GoofyTheScot · 1 pointr/PUBGXboxOne

I've owned and used a Samsung 840 Pro with my Xbox for over 3 years now, if you can afford one then there's zero reason not to buy one. Loading times improve immensely for every game, not just PUBG. When BF1 launched my buddies always wondered how i managed to get a tank at the start of every single round - it was purely because i was loaded into the map/game well before anyone else (30 secs or so compared to one of my mates when we timed it).

Do you have a spare £40?





u/bwmlax · 1 pointr/computer

Get a SSD. Theyre alot faster and you can buy a 2.5 inch adapter and screw that ssd into that. Works great.
Like this for example https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_5ufRDb8MK7B4W

u/drpcrdu · 1 pointr/techsupport

If the HD is in working order, I would recommend cloning the HD to the SSD, so that Windows, all programs, and all data will remain as-is. If you re-install the OS on the SSD, you will have to re-install all programs and then move the data.

To clone you need both drives attached to the same computer at the same time. Since you have an AIO, it most likely only has 1 drive bay (but you should open it up and check), meaning only 1 SATA drive can be attached at once. So we need a SATA to USB adapter of some sort. Like this cable:


or this external enclosure:


The cable being for temporary usage, while the enclosure could later be used to convert your HD to an external backup drive (if the HD is 2.5" form factor, it may be 3.5", specs aren't clear to me, all SATA SSDs are 2.5", laptop HDs are 2.5", desktop HDs are often 3.5", AIO could use either)

Put the SSD in the enclosure or attach it with the cable. Boot to cloning software of choice (Acronis, Macrium, Easeus, Clonezilla, etc).
Clone HD to SSD. Shutdown, replace HD with SSD. Reboot. Everything will be as it was, just faster to access on an SSD.

You can also accomplish this using disk images. But you would still need an external drive of some sort. Save the image of the HD onto the external drive. Make a boot disk/usb with whatever imaging software you use. Swap HD with SSD, boot to the imaging software, and restore the image to the SSD. Boot to SSD and done.

If your HD is 3.5", you are also going to need this:


To adapt the 2.5" SSD to fit exactly into the 3.5" bay.

u/RedJorgAncrath · 1 pointr/pathofexile

Hey just fyi, you can buy a regular SSD and then buy a $10 case for it like this and then hook it up to your Xbox via usb. It works like a charm for me and drastically reduces load times.

u/ruralcricket · 1 pointr/DataHoarder

It depends on the external. Some, like my WD My Passport Ultras have a USB3.0 controller on the hard drive, so you couldn't swap in a larger capacity internal SATA drive. The only way to know is to open up the external (back up first!) and look. Sometimes the screws are under rubber feet, sometimes just gently pry open.

Or, you can buy a drive and an enclosure

u/fuzzyfractal42 · 1 pointr/techsupport

What was done to the computer such that it's not functioning? It kind of sounds like it could be revived, if nothing was done to damage the hardware.

Of course there is a way to get at the data. There's a wide of way of adapters/enclosures for hard drives that can plug into a computer with USB or other means.

Assuming the drive is in good enough shape, anything along this line should work fine, once you get the drive out of the computer (which is relatively easy on that model.)


u/Manodactyl · 1 pointr/techsupport

get a USB external enclosure connect the new drive in it. Then clone the internal drive to the external drive. Then swap them, when you are all done you'll have a 160GB External HDD to use as you please.

u/Ironmike26 · 1 pointr/PUBGXboxOne

240gb external ssd(yes 240gb works) here + [enclosure] (https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1520216918&sr=8-4&keywords=external+enclosure+2.5)

As far as performance, I can tell the buildings are rendered in by the time my parachute opens even at school or military base.

u/Aiml3ssCalam1ty · 1 pointr/computerhelp

Oh, that's easier, it's a simple SATA power and SATA data connection. Any enclosure with a SATA connection should work just fine, although I'd recommend using one with a USB 3.0 output and the HDD can read and write much faster than the 480Mbps limitation of USB 2.0. Something like this would work great and it's super cheap-


The SATA connections have a sideways 'L' shaped connector for both the separate power and data connections and will only plug-in one way.

u/speciaIblend · 1 pointr/PUBGXboxOne

Like u/wahwahwaaaaah noted, enclosures for SSDs are pretty cheap. Amazon has a few for less than $10, one of which I purchased and am very happy with. They connect via USB to any of the USB slots on the Xbox.

Here's the one I have: Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized ... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_r7tQAb8WS0XW6

u/Grayfox215th · 1 pointr/PS4

Should be? I literally just upgraded to a 2TB this past weekend using this one...


And I also snagged this case for the old PS4 HDD to be used as an external for other stuff...


The process was super easy and only took me maybe a half hour total. The only long part is re downloading all your digital games. I opted not to back up the actual games when backing up the system because that would have taken forever.

u/EvilMonkeySlayer · 1 pointr/PS4

Negligible, I bought a 250GB drive and a USB caddy. The idea is whatever I'm currently playing is installed on the SSD.

The 250GB is enough for a few games or a couple of really big ones. (I had RDR2 on there for a bit which was a big space eater)

Probably about £50. (I'd have to dig through my orders to get the prices)

Larger SSDs I use on my pc and laptop.

You don't have to replace your drive, you can just put the SSD in a caddy if you don't mind permanently using up a USB port. That way you've still got the storage of the original PS4 drive for anything that doesn't need the SSD speed. (indies etc)


For example, usb caddy £7.89.

Samsung 250GB SSD £49.59

u/Gaming09 · 1 pointr/TeslaModel3

Grab a sata to USB enclosure and format it as fat32
Similar to this

u/legos_on_the_brain · 1 pointr/computertechs

Can you show us what the drive inside looks like? There are retail solutions for encasing laptop-sized drive in a USB case.


u/dukeofmadnessmotors · 1 pointr/sysadmin

Just went to check and it looks like I left it at a client. I think it was a little plastic Sabrent pos that looked exactly like this - https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S

u/senorroboto · 1 pointr/buildapc

You're still going to pay about $50-100 over the going rate for an SSD to get an external one. 2TB SSDs start around $200, and combined units cost $250+. I'd go with a company with known SSD lines such as Samsung, Sandisk, Western Digital, etc. They are probably using a variant of an existing drive they sell in the enclosures.

Or you can spend $20-50 on an enclosure and a drive and build your own, the upside being that you have more options on the drive inside, the downside being more wasted packaging and probably a less compact size (unless you go m.2) these are the brands amazon sells I'd recommend:

For 2.5" SATA3 SSDs:




For M.2 NVMe SSDs:



u/Cubegod69er · 1 pointr/FallenOrder

This ssd (on sale now) Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078DPCY3T?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

And this enclosure Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/ocupi · 1 pointr/techsupport

Buy something like this. The instructions will show you how to put the HDD in the caddy so that you then have a usb3 external HDD.

u/aminy23 · 1 pointr/computers

1 ) Do not worry about Hard Drive space. You mentioned that "Shes a genealogist and saves lots of documents and photos.". Hard Drives are unreliable, especially in laptops. A simple bump can cause the hard drive to fail and would leave her devastated.

Ideally she should have this on cloud storage or an SSD (Solid State Drive which is tremendously faster and more reliable than a Hard Disk Drive. For about $100 you can get a quality 1TB SSD (a thousand gigs). Even less for a still decent one. These can be installed inside the computer, or in an external enclosure and used just like a Flash Drive / External Hard Drive. Using it externally keeps the computer free of clutter, and lets her take the files to any computer. Installing it in most laptops is not difficult. Buying a laptop with more GBs will otherwise result in you paying hundreds more.

2) Look for a quality LCD screen. An IPS LCD will be an excellent choice and will be very easy for her to read. Higher resolutions (at least 1080p) will ensure that text is sharp. A 15.6" laptop is a great size for elderly people. 14" is more portable however. Make sure the screen is durable, hinge failure is surprisingly durable - it shouldn't wiggle too easily, pressing the back of the screen shouldn't cause the image to distort.

3) Make sure the keyboard and mouse are ones she's comfortable using. These are not viable to change and can make any laptop extremely infuriating.

u/oktin · 1 pointr/techsupport

Does it look easy to open up? And do you have a screwdriver small enough to open it?

If you look up a YouTube video on replacing your brand/model's hard drive it should teach you.

Just unscrew lots of things, (discharge static electricity by touching part of the frame) unplug a few components, and pull the drive. Replug all the components, and close it up!

Really the only things that could go wrong are:

  1. If you shock a sensitive piece
  2. If you strip one of the plugs
  3. If you let stuff fall into the laptop

    So follow the instructions, and make sure to touch the metal support structure often, and it will go fine.

    It's not like it will become less useful to you if you mess it up.

    If not having the hard drive in doesn't fix it, then you can buy an external hard drive enclosure example to recover your files and have a super big usb drive.
u/citricacidx · 1 pointr/techsupport

Reseating your RAM is just taking it out and putting it back in place. As for the hard drive, you would need a cable to plug or external enclosure for the hard drive, such as this. It's an external enclosure, so you would remove your hard drive from the laptop, put it in this, and plug it into a working computer.

u/Stinky_McDoodooface · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Thanks OP! No hassle on the phone. Gave them the SKU and said to price match with newegg. Got my order confirmation a few minutes later - $269 + tax + $130 gift card.

*edit - I want to use this as an external drive with my imac that has 256gb flash on board. This is my first external SSD/USB drive, is there anything I should look for in an enclosure? Can anyone recommend a good external enclosure for this? Here is a cheap one on amazon - seems like it should work. Is there something else I should look out for?

u/Barefootpookie8 · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

An external enclosure can help to format while running the OS from the HDD. Ultimately you could "clone" the drive to the SSD while it is plugged into the computer with the external enclosure. Otherwise you'd need to plug in the SSD and boot the Windows installer from a disc or USB and do a fresh install of the OS. Here is an external enclosure:

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_5Rfxzb7C8VFYM

u/hackodo · 1 pointr/mac

The fusion drive is probably the root of your problem, I bet you're saturating it causing it to perform like a slow HDD. I'd get a USB 3 sled and an inexpensive SATA 6 SSD from Amazon and run your VMs from there. It'll take the IO off of your Fusion drive. As a bonus, your VMs should perform really really well.


This is the sled that I use: https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S


SSDs are pretty inexpensive right now as well: https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-240GB-Solid-State-SDSSDA-240G-G26/dp/B01F9G43WU

u/vyporx · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Get one of these, remove your hard drive from your laptop and insert it inside the enclosure kit... then plug it into another PC and copy your data off! Also purchase another drive (SSD is recommended) and install it. Did you have Windows 10 installed?


Edit: This seems cheaper.

u/the_good_doctor946 · 1 pointr/PS4

I bought this internal ssd along with this enclosure to make it an external drive. Works just as well, but costs a bit less.

u/CaptainCosmodrome · 1 pointr/AnthemTheGame

Loading times are so bad I am deleting the game and reinstalling on my SSD (for some reason it did not). I'll take the hit to my playtime if it helps bring them down.

Console load times are going to be ROUGH.

If you are planning on playing on console, Go get a SSD with an enclosure.

I'll make it easy for you:

SSD: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-500GB-Internal-MZ-76E500B-AM/dp/B0781Z7Y3S/

Enclosure: https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S

u/aditwo · 1 pointr/Dell

Not internally. You could do this with the 2.5" drive though:


basically just converting it to an external USB drive.

u/iamofnohelp · 1 pointr/techsupport

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (Ec-UASP)


u/soapiestpenguin · 1 pointr/xboxone

It’s a Sabrent, it was under $10.
Here’s the link:


Works great. You can also just use a SATA to USB3.0 adapter if you don’t care about the looks


u/eroxx · 1 pointr/mac

This is what I got:

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

u/EnderKCMO · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

Did you think of pulling the HD and putting it into an enclosure to save your data? I've been there and pulling the HD really saved me.

Something like: https://smile.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=sr_1_4_acs_ac_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1540101324&sr=1-4-acs&keywords=hard+drive+enclosure

u/AnusMcCarthy · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

If you do need to get another one, this is the drive enclosure I got. With my Samsung 860 it's made everything load about 80% faster. It's also made Star Wars BF2 incredibly speedy loading in.

u/Pray_Plague · 1 pointr/buildapc

mSATA is just a form factor. Should be about the same performance as a normal SSD. Any 2.5 SSD (capacity is all on you) will work.

  1. Replace 2.5 HDD with any 2.5 SSD (Any capacity)
  2. Convert the HDD to an external HDD by using a 2.5 SATA enclosure
u/gelberi · 1 pointr/Assistance

I was about to say "Oh shit, I think you probably have to reinstall", since we can't be sure what files you deleted (unless you remember), but then I found this: https://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?l=en&urlname=Disabling-AVG-when-Windows-cannot-start

Might be worth trying!

I guess you already know this, but in future, if you have to delete files to change config, try just renaming them instead (so AVG.exe becomes AVG_copy.exe or so). Then if it breaks anything, you could access your drive via USB (e.g. using a USB enclosure) and manually move the files back into place.


u/SweetPotato696 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Would this enclosure work?





EDIT: Also one more thing if I may ask. Is the only difference between the 250gb and the 500gb the storage? Will performance be the same?

u/Crystality · 1 pointr/pathofexile

There's also cases for hard drives if he prefers that. Think this is the one I personally use and it works well

u/Wolfpoc · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

Samsung 860 Evo 500GB 2.5 inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E500B/AM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0781Z7Y3S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_71JRBbKM16077

Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

This is what I ordered.

u/Mindless_Art · 1 pointr/mac

The recovery partition doesn't contain any of your personal files. You can go down the Time Machine backup / Internet Recovery way, or you can follow the advice u/hcvc gave in another comment in this thread.

If you go down the route outlined of u/hcvc, which is also a possibility, you would need an external SSD enclosure like this one. You would also need Carbon Copy Cloner, the free trial version suffices in this case.

u/w2tpmf · 1 pointr/computers

>I’m assuming it makes my laptop much faster.

Yes much.

>Do I need to back up all the info on my laptop? Will this erase all the docs I have on my laptop?

Yes you are taking your old HDD out so nothing on it will remain. You can get a USB to SATA cable and plug the old drive into the laptop later to retrieve stuff off it, or just back everything up first.

You are also going to need to install the operating system on the new drive once you install it. So get a thumb drive and follow this guide.

>Should I just toss my old hard drive?

Once you have everything you want from it, yes. Or just use it as external storage using the adapter I mentioned before.

Here's one I use for this

u/joetherobot · 1 pointr/iOSProgramming

That model can go up to 16GB of RAM and easily allows the install of a new hard drive. That amount of RAM will cost you about $64 and a 500GB HDD will cost you about $120. I did both of those upgrades to a friend's mid-2012 MBP and the difference is night and day. Definitely go for it. It'll even get you a few more years out of the laptop.

Also, you don't necessarily need a fresh install of OSX. Just use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your current drive to the SSD. You'll probably want to get an external enclosure ($13) to plug the SSD in to clone it. Once it's done cloning, replace the HDD with the SSD and you'll be good to go. You can then put the old HDD in the external enclosure and format it to use as an external hard drive.

RAM: https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-PC3L-12800-SODIMM-204-Pin-Memory/dp/B007B5S52C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474514943&sr=8-1&keywords=ddr3+1600+sodimm

SSD: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IAGSD68/ref=psdc_1292116011_t2_B00OBRE5UE

External Enclosure: https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1474515236&sr=1-4&keywords=usb+3+external+hard+drive+enclosure

u/SerpentDrago · 1 pointr/computertechs

Feel free to replace the enclosure > https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1467411679&sr=8-5&keywords=external+sata+enclosure

theirs tons on the market , pick what works best for you usb3 / firewire / etc. etc.

u/Lizardcore_07 · 1 pointr/PS4

Yes I'm using an enclosure this one to be specific: Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_pNZwDbCQC470M

It works when connecting to my pc which is how I was able to try formatting it as one of the methods.

u/IronCraftMan · 1 pointr/xboxone

Sorry to bother you again, but should this enclosure also work? I was looking around and found this one with UASP, it looks nicer, and it's a little cheaper.

u/HurricaneZone · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

Good link, some of the comments mention that they were getting an error saying it needs to be a hard drive. At this point, to rid the hassle, I would just an external hard drive, format it, and use it. BTW if you get an external you will need this, to connect it.

u/diablo75 · 1 pointr/techsupport

Doesn't really matter. It'll work with any of those. Typically if you get an enclosure that can handle version 3 it's backwards compatable with slower/older standards. I'd go for this one: https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1509563599&sr=8-1-fkmr2&keywords=belkin+hard+drive+enclosure

u/IsABot · 1 pointr/buildapc

Depends on if your laptop supports 2 drives or not. If not, I would recommend buying a cheap enclosure or just a USB adapter. Then you can use it as an external backup after you are done.

u/Sine_Pi · 1 pointr/techsupport

The other option is taking it to a professional.

Yes, it is likely it is too damaged, but you can't know for sure until you try.

You will need to take a part laptop and pick up an external bay such as this: Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_q3bsDbMMG8PAQ

u/Bayogie · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

It must say SSD specifically in the title and description of the item. For Example (External SSD)
Now it is literally cheaper and someone with no tech knowledge or know how can buy an internal SSD and put it in an "enclosure" to make your own SSD.
Internal SSD &

u/tbone338 · 1 pointr/applehelp

If you are meaning to turn the internal SSD from your broken MacBook into an external SSD (kind of like a flash drive), you can simply buy an external SSD enclosure like this. Then you put the SSD in it, and done. This will allow you to boot off of the SSD (since it still does have your entire Mac operating system on it) or format it and use it as a super fast flash drive.

u/Shuurk · 1 pointr/AlienwareAlpha

Some good options are the Samsung 850 EVO, SanDisk SSD, or the Kingston Digital. If you're looking for space and you don't mind the loss in speed you can also go with this Seagate SSHD. You can also use the stock hard drive and use an external hard drive enclosure for some extra space.

u/james308432 · 1 pointr/Blackops4

Get yourself a cheap 240GB SSD and external enclosure. Put the existing PS4 hard drive in the enclosure and use it as extended storage for all your games. This will fix the interface lag and your game load speeds will be the same.

u/mantisshrimpwg · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Is there any advantage to buying one of these versus buying an enclosure?

u/lennyuk · 0 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

fair enough

As for your question, I very nearly got an SSD last payday but as I am on an X I decided I didn't need it and got a 4K tv instead.

It will be cheaper for you to get an External case for an internal SSD and buying an internal SSD to fit in it.

A case like this - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/?coliid=I2XJWC89JAYSO2&colid=26Y94U6JP79W9&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

With an SSD like this - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0784SLQM6/?coliid=I7WS62APTUVY7&colid=26Y94U6JP79W9&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

This is a 500GB internal SSD, you can probably get a smaller one if you wanted for cheaper.