Is it possible to convert crashed internal hard disks(laptops and computer hard disks)into external hard disks? Tags: Laptops Computers Hard Drives Storage Last response: March 21, 2013 7:16 PM in Storage Share Vigneshvaidya March 21, 2013 6:52:17 AM I have a laptop hard disk which is crashed..is it possible to use it as an external hard disk??its a SATA..I don't know the diff between SATA and IDE.. More about : convert crashed internal hard disks laptops computer hard disks external hard disks Emerald a b D Laptop a c 97 G Storage March 21, 2013 8:51:33 AM the short answer is YES http://www.newegg.com/External-Enclosures/SubCategory/I... you can also connect the laptop drive as internal drive if you have an open SATA port on you motherboard. Hawkeye22 a b D Laptop a c 380 G Storage March 21, 2013 9:08:07 AM Yes, but if it's crashed there is a high probability that it won't work any better in an enclosure. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Mart78in45 March 21, 2013 7:16:34 PM You could read this article to know the difference between SATA and IDE: http://www.diffen.com/difference/IDE_vs_SATA Hope this could be useful. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources sir i am having internal samsung 320gb hard disk now i want to know is there any possible to change my internal as external? Forum My laptop wont allow me to use external hard drive disks D: Forum how to use laptop internal hard disk as an external hard disk Forum Converting external hard disk to internal after overvolting Forum Can laptop read two external hard disks together Forum if internal hard disk is dead, can an external hard disk run the laptop Forum SolvedPlease help me choose between these two 4TB External Hard disks Forum SolvedNeed to Bridge Hard Disks for External Use Forum How to switch off internal hard disks? Forum Can I keep a wifi router on top of my external hard disks Forum Selecting boot option with 2 internal hard disks Forum Is it possible to make laptop hard disk an external hard disk Forum Solvedhow to use two haRD DISKS IN ONE COMPUTER Forum SolvedCan I put my old (bootable) hard disks in the new computer to get files off? Forum can i use an external hard disk instead of an internal for games Forum External hard disks don't spin down in Windows 7 Forum Loss of pictures from external hard disk during transfer between two hard disks Forum SolvedRecognize Iomega 2 hard disks on one computer Forum Removing disks from an external hard drive Forum USB external port does no recognize USB external hard disks Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !