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#1 Meghatron

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 07:05 PM

I'm trying to turn an old desktop hard drive into an external hard drive, but am not sure what size enclosure would be the correct one. My hard drive is a Western Digital Caviar 20GB, and the model number is WD200BB-00CAA1. I've googled the damned thing and can't get anything telling me if it's a standard 3.5" or some other wonky size.

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 07:18 PM

http://www.com-com.co.uk/Western/parts/WD200BB-00CAA1.ihtml

It's 3.5-inch, PATA/IDE.

There are also 3.5-inch SATA drives, so pay attention to specs when purchasing an enclosure.

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 07:21 PM

Thanks so much! That's no problem, I'm ordering off Newegg and it's easy to narrow the search for the proper type of enclosure from there, thankfully.

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 09:34 PM

Happy computing :thumbsup:.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:16 AM

One consideration you may wish to consider would be to purchase a case that has its own power supply and fan.

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