Rip out your computer’s brain and turn it into an external hard drive

It’s easy to skimp on storage when you’re buying a computer. You think there’s no way you’ll ever need more than 256GB, but there you are, one measly year later, staring at an overflowing C: drive that won’t stop bugging you with reminders that it’s almost full.



a laptop computer sitting on top of a wooden table: If you're into photography or any other hobby that requires you to save big files, having an additional external drive can only mean good news.


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If you’re into photography or any other hobby that requires you to save big files, having an additional external drive can only mean good news.



a laptop computer sitting on top of a wooden table: If you're into photography or any other hobby that requires you to save big files, having an additional external drive can only mean good news.


© Whitson Gordon
If you’re into photography or any other hobby that requires you to save big files, having an additional external drive can only mean good news.

If your laptop allows you to open up the bottom and pop in a new drive, upgrading the drive is easy. Don’t toss out that old drive when you’re done, though—you can put it in a USB enclosure and use it as an external drive

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