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Introdução

This guide shows how to install a 2.5-inch hard drive into the aluminum enclosure sold by iFixit. The enclosure can hold either a SSD or a standard 2.5-inch (platter) hard drive, as long as they have the proper SATA connectors.

If you have a silicone enclosure, follow this guide instead.

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  1. How to Install a 2.5" Hard Drive into an External Enclosure, Install the drive into the enclosure: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before you begin, look at your hard drive's ports and make sure that it has the right connectors:

    • Narrow data port

    • Wide power port

  2. How to Install a 2.5" Hard Drive into an External Enclosure, Open the enclosure: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use the included screwdriver to remove the two Phillips screws.

  3. How to Install a 2.5" Hard Drive into an External Enclosure: step 3, image 1 of 2 How to Install a 2.5" Hard Drive into an External Enclosure: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the plastic tray out of the aluminum housing.

    it doesn't slide out

    jbechtel1 - Responder

  4. How to Install a 2.5" Hard Drive into an External Enclosure, Install the SSD: step 4, image 1 of 3 How to Install a 2.5" Hard Drive into an External Enclosure, Install the SSD: step 4, image 2 of 3 How to Install a 2.5" Hard Drive into an External Enclosure, Install the SSD: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Set the drive in the plastic tray and align the drive ports with the tray socket.

    • To prevent strain on the enclosure socket, lay the drive as flat against the tray as possible.

    • Carefully push the drive into the tray socket to seat the ports.

    • Press the drive's raised edge down into the plastic tray.

    • If the drive edge catches on the foam block, the drive is not fully seated against the tray socket. Continue pressing the drive into the socket until it clears the foam block.

    It is helpful to use something thin like a credit card as a shoe horn here - while the back edge is still raised, insert a thin card between the edge of the drive and the foam block, then push the drive edge down and slip the card out. This will allow the end of the drive to sit flush against the block without any overlap or mashing of the block. It also eliminates the need to keep pressing or forcing the edge of the drive to fit.

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  5. How to Install a 2.5" Hard Drive into an External Enclosure: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the drive tray over.

    • Use the a Phillips screwdriver to install the four mounting screws (included in the kit) to secure the drive to the tray.

  6. How to Install a 2.5" Hard Drive into an External Enclosure: step 6, image 1 of 3 How to Install a 2.5" Hard Drive into an External Enclosure: step 6, image 2 of 3 How to Install a 2.5" Hard Drive into an External Enclosure: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the tray back into the aluminum housing.

    • Reinstall the two Phillips screws to secure the tray.

Conclusão

Your drive is ready for use!

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You will need to plug the enclosure into a computer to access it. From there, you can format the drive or retrieve data.

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How do I plug the enclosure into a computer? Are there cables? Thank you.

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