Solved Is every external HDD an internal one with a "translator" Tags: Platinum Cases Storage External Hard Drive Last response: May 24, 2014 8:59 AM in Storage Share Ryan Hayes May 24, 2014 8:43:23 AM I just got an external HDD for free. It is a rather cheap one, but almost net and I was wondering if I could put it into the case. It would make my life alot easier. It is a small 2.5 inch Platinum 500GB USB2.0 drive. All help is appreciated. More about : external hdd internal translator Reply to Ryan Hayes Best solution baka187 May 24, 2014 8:59:38 AM yes you can use the drive in the enclosure in a desktop try using an old dvd case to mount in a pci/pci-express slot http://kom.aau.dk/~pmr/StumbleUpon/HD-on-PCI/ Reply to baka187 Share Ask the community Post an answer Related resources EXTERNAL HDD merged with one of internal partition with usb cable only is it possible and safe ??? Forum External esata hdd use as an internal one Forum External esata hdd as an internal one Forum SolvedWill any Internal HDD support every Motherboard? Forum SolvedCan I use Internal HDD As External USB HDD ? Forum SolvedExternal to Internal HDD Forum SolvedUse WD external hdd as internal Forum SolvedExternal HDD - for use as internal HDD Forum SolvedConverting external HDD to internal Forum SolvedHDD-external-to-internal speed problems Forum SolvedShould I buy an internal HDD+Enclosure or an External Drive? Benfits? Forum SolvedUsing my Internal HDD as External HDD Forum SolvedExternal HDD vs Internal HDD in an enclosure Forum SolvedHow to copy files from internal HDD to external HDD using CMD in Windows 8 install - Tutorial Forum HDD WON'T SHOW: External Seagate Freaagent DESK 1 Tb Hdd using as internal drive Forum SolvedExternal HDD to internal not showing in my computer Forum Adding third drive (internal hdd) in addition to SSD (Win 7) and external hdd (Linux) Forum Solvedto transfer data from one internal HDD to another internal HDD Forum SolvedCan you have one internal hdd that is shared by two computers as a secondary drive? Forum Solvedconnect external HDD - mini USB as internal SATA in PC Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !