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Serial Ata Hd -> Ide Enclosure?


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#1 psyphon

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 08:15 PM

I plan on buying an internal Seagate Serial ATA hard drive. I am going to put the drive into an external
hard drive enclosure with an IDE interface. Is the SATA hard drive compatible with the IDE enclosure?
Or do i have to find an enclosure with an SATA interface?

Thanks in advance.
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 08:38 PM

:thumbsup: to BC psyphon,

Is the SATA hard drive compatible with the IDE enclosure?


NO, they have different connectors and use a different method of communication. SATA external enclosures do not seem to be readily available (where I am anyway). Why do you particularly want a SATA drive?

If you do find a SATA external enclosure double check what type of power connector it uses because some SATA hard drives have a standard 4 pin power connector whereas others have, for want of a better word, a SATA power connector (you can get adaptors but there won't be room for them in an external enclosure).

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 09:16 PM

Thanks. I didn't think they'd work together but i wanted to make sure.
It's not that i want a SATA drive specificaly, it's just that i found what seems
to be a good drive for a good price and it happens to be sata.
And you're right about a lack of sata enclosures; i only found one.

Thanks again for the help.
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