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#1 polarpimp

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 07:48 AM

i am taking the hard drive from my old pc and making it an external hard drive. I looked online and there was 2.5 and 3.5 size cases. wat size should i get?

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:52 AM

2.5-inch drives...are for laptops, while 3.5-inch drives are designed for desktop slots.

Some enclosures can accommodate both, e.g., http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....%20%26%203.5%22

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:22 PM

Oh, you will need to know if the old hard drive is PATA/IDE or SATA as well.

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