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What is the External USB SATA Enclosure used for

What is the External USB SATA Enclosure that is included with the 1 TB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive Upgrade Kit used for? Do I use it to connect the removed hard drive to clone it onto the new drive?

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It's best to prep the new drive externally as long as your internal drive is working.

But before you start get a few USB Thumb drives and make copies of anything important.

Put your SSD into the case and plug it into your running system. Then use Disk Utilities in the utility folder to partition and format the drive if you have an older OS version (Snow Leopard) and then run the OS installer.

If you have a newer OS run the OS installer so it can not only prep the SSD but install the hidden recovery partition and OS.

Once the drive is ready, Use the Option key went you restart the system to then select the SSD as the boot drive. At that point the SSD should be running the show. If so you only need to alter the Startup Disk control panel to make it permanent and you're then ready to swap the drives.

If not you'll need to review the steps and try again.

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Hello, the usb sata enclosure is used to put a sata disk into it and to connect it to a mac or pc in usb mode, so you can use an internal sata disk as a usb external disk, it's very convenient to recycle an internal sata disk.

Yes you can clone your removed internal disk this way.

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