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Hard Drive Enclosure question

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#1 Javatime


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 01:31 PM

I have a laptop that is dying after almost 5 years, but the HD (Toshiba HDD2171, 40 GB) appears to be OK. I get power to the laptop, it just boots up intermittently. If I buy a hard drive enclosure, how do I know it's compatible with my hard drive? Are all laptop HD connections standard? Exactly how do they work...if I pull the HD, does it connect directly into to the enclosure?

Thanks for your help in advance.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:08 PM

You want an enclosure for a 2.5 IDE drive
It's best to get one with it's own power supply, but not necessary
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