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How to convert my external SSD into an internal drive to hold my OS

Hello everyone, I have an ADATA SV620 external solid state drive that I want to use as internal for my OS and a few programs. So far the only way to do this I can think of is just connecting it to an internal usb3 port but it seems quite half assed. Could you please give me some input to do this? Thank you!
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  1. Connect it to a sata port
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    If you want to use the SSD as an internally-connected drive in your system you would obviously have to remove the drive from its enclosure and then connect it to your motherboard like any other SSD. I assume you know that, so what's the question? How to remove the SSD from its enclosure? What?
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  3. ArtPog said:
    If you want to use the SSD as an internally-connected drive in your system you would obviously have to remove the drive from its enclosure and then connect it to your motherboard like any other SSD. I assume you know that, so what's the question? How to remove the SSD from its enclosure? What?


    Thank you, I didn't know I could dissasemble it. So I guess I just need to buy a SATA cable and setup the mobo to get my SSD as the default drive. Thanks!
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  4. Well, I trust you can uninstall the drive from its enclosure without causing any damage. It's not always possible since the manufacturer has manufactured the device in such a way that prevents a simple removal of the drive from within the enclosure. And to make matters worse, sometimes the drive itself contains proprietary (non-standard) SATA data connectors that prevent the user from installing the drive internally in his/her system. Hopefully you won't run into these problems.

    The above potential problem is one reason (and there are other important reasons as well) why we ALWAYS recommend a user to purchase a separate USB external enclosure and a HDD (or SSD) of his choice, rather than these commercial "one-piece" units. Invariably you gain better performance and the flexibility of using an UNLIMITED amount of external drives for whatever purposes the user desires.
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