External hard drive enclosure

blacktop89

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So, here's the situation. I own a computer business. I'm looking to get a "test pc" so that when customer's bring in their virus infected pc's, I can hook their hard drive up as a slave on the "test pc" and scan for viruses. I've been looking at some cheap desktops because the only thing I will be using the pc for is for scanning hard drives.

Now, I've always wanted to have a laptop to carry around to customer sites because of the ease of diagnosing networking problems among other things. So that brings me to this. If I end up getting a laptop, could I just purchase an external hard drive enclsure so that I could still scan hard drives for viruses? I'm not familiar with how these things work. About all I know is that most of them connect to a PC via USB. Any help is much appreciated.
 

catalyst1

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Yeah, it would work. Windows would just recognize it as another drive, and you could scan it no problem.
 

aaron12345

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And you own a computer busines.... Just joking I know it's hard to keep up with everything out there - but with an external drive case it should be plug and go! Just a tip get one that can run while leaving it open so it's easier to swap the drives in and out and you don't have to go threw re-screwing each time. I modded my pc case our with a special shelf I stick drives on to test em so I don't have to go through rescrewing etc and it seems as if this would be a bit similiar.
 

blacktop89

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Well, it looks as though I'll go with the laptop and external hard drive then! Thanks for all of your responses.
 
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