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Internal to external hard drive (External enclosure)


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#1 kamador451

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:17 PM

I'm interested in this product but I want to it to be an external instead of internal. Also, from experience I realize that choosing an external enclosure yourself is more reliable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145493

I interested in this external enclosure:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817173042

I just checking if it will work. More specifically the internal interface of this enclosure is sata I/II but the internal hard drive interface is SATA 6.0Gb/s or Sata III does that mean it won't work with this enclosure or it will work but not to it's fullest potential?

Also my motherboard can only run up to SATA 3Gbps will this be a problem?

And other than these is there anything else I need to consider?

Edited by kamador451, 01 August 2011 - 12:29 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:39 PM

The SATA 3 HDD is compatible with the SATA 2 enclosure as well as your mobo. But it won't run at the full speed of SATA 3. It's like using a USB 2.0 device in a USB 1.1 port, it'll work but it'll be slower.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:18 PM

by half, right? and they will work together, right? meaning it's compatible with a 3tb

Edited by kamador451, 01 August 2011 - 05:52 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:26 PM

Roughly yes. Other factors can weigh in to the speed such as the number of read/write commands you have going at the same time as well as what port you use. The enclosure says it can use USB or eSATA so naturally you'd use the eSATA connection as I'm assuming you are from your earlier post.

Yes, all the SATA versions are backwards compatible so yes it will work, just at a slower speed than the HDD can actually perform at.

Edited by techdragon2, 01 August 2011 - 10:09 PM.





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