I just replaced my laptop's hard drive with a new ssd that's running arch. I want to be able to set up my old hard drive (which was running windows 10) so that I can remotely access it. Is it possible with a raspberry pi? Or are there any alternatives?

  • Have you put any effort into doing basic research on this? This is one of the most common projects done with the RPi online... – Jacobm001 Jun 25 '17 at 21:16

If you get an USB to SATA External Hard Drive Bay like this one it should be no problem to attach it to a raspberry pi and share it via samba and lan/wlan.

An off topic alternative is a NAS case without drive like this one

The links are no hardware recommendations, only examples of the enclosures I refer to.

  • is it possible to boot windows still? @LotPings – akhilcjacob Jun 24 '17 at 22:32
  • You may boot windows from an USB drive connected to the pc you relocated the drive from, but this question is now heavily off topic. Booting off a USB disk connected to a remote pc won't work. – LotPings Jun 24 '17 at 22:40
  • I should have provided more information. I mean like have the raspberry pi boot windows such that I can remotely access windows. @lotPings – akhilcjacob Jun 24 '17 at 23:23
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    The arm architecture based raspberry pi can't boot a windows from a x86/AMD64 based pc. The Windows IoT running on the raspberry pi is a totally different thing. – LotPings Jun 24 '17 at 23:55

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