silent1mezzo: Most external hard drives are just internal ones in a case. Just unscrew the case and pop the harddrive into your computer.
I did uncase it some weeks ago and it looked like a hard drive with a circuit board in a case. I look to see if it is soldered or clipped on(the USB and power). The only problem I have a question I have now is this, when I have it setup as a USB external drive, I always get a keyboard failure. I'm not sure, but I think it is because the box is looking for the keyboard settings and the external hard drive is searched before the internal drive. I think it is a bios setting malfunction. Any other possibility??
I just open the case and undid the drive till I got what I would put into my desktop. I found an error. It needs a ribboncord(I think that is what it is called, the last computer course on what is inside the computer, I took in like 2003 on a computer that was made in '97). I am sending links to the photos of the actual cords and the ports/connectors on the hard drive itself.
Is there anyway around that problem or the usb about as far as I'm going to get with this thing??