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Can the Samsung 850 EVO be used as an external hard drive

Would like to use the Samsung 850 EVO as an external hard drive. Is it possible and what cables would I need if it would work.

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I bought an enclosure, however I cannot get it to pop up in the my computer folder. Do I have to install software/drivers for it? I dont understand how to make it show up in My PC

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You need to run Disk Management. Available under "Administrative Tools".

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Have you reformatted it using Disk Utility?

I have one in an external case, reformatted to HFS+ (used to be in a PC) and it runs fine.

As to what case (the cable goes to the case) it will work in any case that you can connect to your Mac, so Thunderbolt, Firewire or USB 3, even USB 2 but that would be pointless as it would make a very fast drive run very slow.

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All you need is a external hard drive enclosure . This video guides you through the process its for a 3.5 hd but a 2.5 ssd is the same procedure .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20Hpa-sh...

enclosures can be purchased on ebay or amazon . If you dont want an enclosure you can by sata to usb cables

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I bought an enclosure, however I cannot get it to pop up in the my computer folder. Do I have to install software/drivers for it? I dont understand how to make it show up in My PC

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You may want to look at a dual interfaced enclosure like this one: OWC Mercury On-The-Go. Here you get the faster FireWire 800 which your system uses as well as USB 2.0/3.0 for use in a newer system.

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