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#1 ComputerMan23

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 05:11 PM

i am looking for a hard drive enclosure case. its for my old internal hard drive. my new computer connects with serial ata and the old one is ide. my uncle told me about it. anybody know where i can find them and how much typically?

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 06:55 PM

my new computer connects with serial ata and the old one is ide.


Your new computer probably has IDE as well, check the manual for the MB.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 07:15 PM

Yeah, they are pretty common - I actually got one two weeks ago... I am in Oz, so I can't give you US links, but you will get an idea of what to look for. Usually they are under "External Harddrives" or "Enclosures". If your old HDD is from a desktop (not a laptop) you would want a 3.5" enclosure.
The options you need to think about are how it will be transfered - by FireWire or by USB2.0...FireWire (of Course) is more expensive...

Try these ones:

http://www.eyo.com.au/items_CatID_3_SubCat..._Enclosure.html

...and these ones...

http://www.computeralliance.com.au/parts.aspx?qrySubCat=HBK

...and this one (the ones labelled 'enclosure')...

http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/10_Hard_Disk__Storage.asp

..and there is some in here...

http://www.megapc.com.au/index.php?ct=Remo...subcat&ix=8

...and more still.....

http://www.pccasegear.com/category287_1.htm

...whoa, more...

http://www.pcmarket.com.au/EXT35I,35__Hard...s_-_Desktop.php

...lol, this is funny....

http://www.pluscorp.com.au/Content.asp?CategoryID=317

..and, surprisingly, some more...

http://www.techbuy.com.au/searchcat/HDD_EX...DRIVE_CASES.asp

...I have the Black Nexstar 3 USB 2.0 3.5" enclosure. It is a snug fit for my old HDD, but works a charm. The only thing to remember is that very few of them are bus powered and require being plugged into the wall...

Hope that helps :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 August 2006 - 07:29 PM

Try tigerdirect.com and newegg.com as well as local stores like computer supply stores, Compusa, Circuitcity and Bestbuy.

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 06:02 PM

Thanks, it does help.

I was looking on Newegg and lol, I was hoping to find a enclosure case with no AC adapter, but I believe I couldnt lol. All the 2.5 inch bay things were USB or IEE 1394. Seems like the manufacturers are biased against 3.5 or 5.5 drives.

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 06:22 PM

I found a couple...there aren't many out there, and some of them look a bit vomitty.... :thumbsup:

http://www.enclosure-manufacturer.com/exte...m-enclosure.htm

http://www.usbgear.com/usb2-usb-firewire-e...e_hdd_info.html
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Posted 09 August 2006 - 12:32 AM

http://www.geeks.com/products_sc.asp?cat=104

Edited by acklan, 09 August 2006 - 12:32 AM.

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