There are 2 things you can buy:
1. A case for an external drive (connects to your USB). Details depend on it being SATA or IDE 3.5" (IDE 2.5" is used in laptop), because it must have right connections and size. An externally powered on (with a power adaptor, so not on USB-power) is recommended.
2. A STA-IDE to USB cable.
The first is the best if you plan to use this drive (or any drive) in the future. A cable is OK if it's for one time use. It doesn't protect the drive for later use.
Once the drive is connected it's like you get an "access denied" error on certain files. Then find out how to TAKE OWNERSHIP using the OS on the computer it's connected to.
My desktop computer died and I have removed the internal hard drive with the hope of transferring that data on to my portable hard drive. Is there a product out there I can buy that will allow me to plug the internal hard drive into it then transfer it to my portable hard drive?