Upgrade a notebook's storage drive by using your hard drive or SSD and the EZ Upgrade 3.0 SATA Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit from Apricorn. This upgrade kit includes an external USB 3.0 enclosure and an Upgrade Suite Software CD that helps you easily upgrade your notebook. Simply install a separately sold 2.5" / 9.5mm SATA hard drive or SSD inside the enclosure and then connect it to your notebook's USB port. After that, you can copy the operating system software, other programs, and files with the included cloning software such as EZ Gig for Windows or ShirtPocket SuperDuper for Mac. Once you have copied the contents from the old drive to the new drive, remove the old drive from the notebook and install the new drive to finish. This enclosure features USB 3.0 technology that provide up to 5 Gb/s data transfer speeds between the notebook and the enclosure, as well as drawing power USB bus power from the notebook to the drive. However, when utilizing a 7,200 rpm hard drive inside the enclosure, you may need to purchase an AC adapter to power the enclosure. After upgrading the storage drive, you can use the older drive in the enclosure as an external USB storage drive.