internal hard drive to external one

peterr

Active Member
Windows 10
Chrome 72.0.3626.109
After the job is nearly done, do you format or create a new simple volume.
 

peterr

Active Member
Windows 10
Chrome 72.0.3626.109
As the title implies, "Converting an internal hard drive to an external hard drive!"
 

plodr

Active Member
Windows 7
Pale Moon 28.3.1
You don't convert.
Do you want to clone, image or backup the internal hard drive?

What are you planning to do with the external hard drive? Keep it for an emergency, swap the internal for the external or something else?
 

peterr

Active Member
iOS
Mobile Safari 12.0
I have an internal HDD and I want to put it inside an enclosure so I will have an external HDD where I can back up information..
This will give me a portable hard drive .
 

IJAC

Active Member
Linux
Firefox 65.0
You create a new simple volume using the whole drive or partition it whatever way you want.Then you format it to the correct file system you want.For windows you usually want to format it NTFS.I hope that helps clear it up for you.
 

Rustys

Super Moderator
Linux
Firefox 65.0
Why the nit picking?
With out the proper information we can not properly advise you.

I could of told you to GPT that drive and it would of never worked on some systems.

Could of told you to put an EXT4 format on the HDD and it may not have worked for your needs.
 
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