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Converting Old Internal Hard Drives to External Hard Drives

Hey everyone. I have a quick question. I found some old (about 6 year old) 2.5" SATA internal hard drives from an old laptop that has long since been trashed. They are 250gb and 200gb and I just basically want to convert them to external hard drives to give to family members for there use. These were around before USB 3.0. So here's my question, if I get a USB 3.0 conversion kit, will I notice a speed difference, or because they are too old, will the performance be similar to if I was using a USB 2.0 kit? Is the USB 2.0 vs. 3.0 a hard ware issue or is it all about connectors? Thanks for any responses I may get.
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  1. i7Baby said:


    I was looking at either this USB 2.0 Case, which I have used twice before and am very happy with, or this USB 3.0 Case, which seems to be a good alternative. Basically I'm wondering if I should spend the extra money to get the 3.0 if the speeds are going to be faster and will the 3.0 case that I linked to work with any old internal hard drive? And thanks for the response. I appreciate it and I love this website.
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    If you've got usb 3.0 on your pc then get a usb3.0 case - twice as fast read and write as usb2.0
  3. i7Baby said:
    If you've got usb 3.0 on your pc then get a usb3.0 case - twice as fast read and write as usb2.0


    Thanks so much for the info. I greatly appreciate it. So I don't want to sound dumb here but as long as my PC has USB 3.0 ports, I should get it and the case I listed (or possibly all cases made nowadays) should work with even 6 year old interal 2.5" SATA drives? Thanks again.
  4. i7Baby said:
    Yes


    Thanks a ton! You've been a huge help!
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