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Examine the outside of the enclosures looking for likely places for concealed screws (there may be only one). Have a scratch about.
Three of them are completely encased with no screws at all so would need prising open.
Sorry ... I have little experience or knowledge on this subject. There are many and various devices available and your choice is likely to be as good as mine. Bear in mind that hard drives come in two sizes (small/laptop 2.5" wide, and large/desktop 3.5" wide). There is the possibility that you may have hard drives with IDE/ATA connections (and these are of different size for the 2.5" and 3.5" HDD!) as well as SATA connections. If you were to make a new topic with that request in the "External Hardware" forum, I am sure that you would get some suggestions from other staff/members though. I have only a simple "adapter" which is capable of coping with these different HDD's and provides USB connectivity (powered by a spare connector cable from the PSU).
Could you recommend an enclosure that they could all go in, firstly to test they're still alive but to then keep them in to use as extra storage.
Most PC's are able to handle the installation of a second hard drive without any issues. However, if you are at all concerned that yours may not have that capability, and wish to investigate further and get some advice before actually trying it, then I would suggest that you make a new topic in the "Internal Hardware" forum. Post a complete list of all devices fitted in the PC (RAM sticks, optical drives, hard drives, expansion cards etc), and particularly the details of the PSU (power supply), including the brand and the rated output in watts. Don't forget to include the brand and model of the PC, (or motherboard brand/model and CPU details).
would my pc run properly with a larger drive installed or do you need to also upgrade the ram etc at the same time?
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