I am converting my internal HDD (Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB) to an external drive because of the viscious vibrations its making in the case. I've ran temperature checks and error checks, everything. But nothing has been found. There are no obvious problems when using the computer as it performs as I would expect (for 7200rpm with 32mb cache). So I've bought the things I need to convert it. Please tell me if these are all I need.
Well, it's still under warranty for another 3 years because I recently bought it and it was brand new! It does make a slight grinding sound but only when accessing files. I remember the old IDE drives doing the same and they lasted for years. Temperatures are also normal.