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Replace hard drive in caddy


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#1 Jack-C

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 05:38 PM

My external hard drive went bad. I would like to replace it in its caddy, which I like. But I notice when I took the HD out of the caddy, that there are no actual connections. There is a metal area on the side of the hard drive which I presume is a contact. I don't recall seeing this "contact" on other hard drives.

Do all hard drives have such a contact? How do I know if the HD I buy will operate when I install it in the caddy?

Many thanks for advice or links.

Jack


Edited by hamluis, 30 April 2016 - 07:41 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to External Hardware - Hamluis.


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 05:49 PM

Can you post an image of the connection. Some HP and Dells have a plastic plastic adapter that attaches to the serial connections.

 

Edit: What is the make and model of the computer.

 

HP-Pavilion-dv6000-Series-HDD-Caddy-Adap


Edited by JohnC_21, 30 April 2016 - 05:59 PM.


#3 Jack-C

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 10:29 PM

Hello JohnC_21

This is embarrassing. I am an idiot. I didn't have my glasses on or the room was too dark when I removed the HD from the caddy. Of course the SATA and power connections are there in the caddy and fit into the usual connectors on the HD!  All of my conjectural theories about the connection are grossly mistaken and nonsense.

 

I appreciate the time you took and am sorry it was wasted by my own error.

 

All I need to do is get a new SATA hard drive to replace my bad one, put on my glasses, get some light, and insert it so that the connectors connect.

My first post dies an ignominious death...

 

Jack



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 07:07 AM

Glad you go your problem sorted and no question is a wasted question. 



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 02:00 PM

Thanks for your understanding

Jack



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 06:19 PM

If you can afford the price range, get a good SSD. You won't regret it.



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 06:57 AM

Will look into it. Thanks.

Jack



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:13 AM

@Jack-C, keep in mind that since it's an external drive, an SSD will be limited by your USB connection and you wouldn't reap the full benefits of the SSD.



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 01:47 PM

Think the obvious would be to mirror onto the SSD and then use the good HDD in the enclosure. Even with a SATA II connection you'll see a great difference. I did this in my laptop and it's marvelous. 



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:43 AM

Interesting  concept. My own setup has three internal hard drives, and the external USB drive is just for off premises storage. It's working fine now.

Many thanks again to all who replied.

Jack






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