Can you place an external laptop HDD into a casing and than connect it to another laptop?

With a Desktop, I place an external HDD in a casing and connect it to that desktop.
I would like to do the same with an HDD I removed from a laptop: encase it then connect it to another laptop. Can this be done?
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Scott GorcesterCTOCommented:
Yes you can do this with the proper adapter. You may need to set ownership and permissions on files.

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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
This is the normal way of using an HDD removed from a Laptop...Just get a decent USB 3.0 enclosure
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Of course*, there are DOZENS if not HUNDREDS of enclosures you can use.  Just search Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, etc for 2.5" drive enclosure.

*EXCEPTIONS can be found for certain laptops with on-board SSDs - often these will be devices like the Microsoft Surface, other tables and devices that are "thin and light" and may have had the storage built directly into the board rather than use a componentized model.
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