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Why don't people use unpowered, external HDD enclosures with SATA/power from their mobo? [closed]

I have a PC that has room in its case for 3 HDDs, but 6 SATA connectors to the motherboard, and I have 6 HDDs. I am using these HDDs in a dynamics fashion (software raid, that sort of thing), but I ...
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Zalman drive enclosure does not start up (example case ZM-VE400)

Your Zalman ZM-VE400 (or potentially other similar drive enclosure?) from the manufacturer shows the model name when plugged in but never arrives in the menu despite pressing buttons on the keypad. ...
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Worth getting USB 3.0 enclosure for old HDD?

I have a WD 500GB MyPassport which is a couple of years old (2009-2010). Will I be able to see a noticeable speed difference if I remove the HDD and use it with a USB 3.0 caddy instead?
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Can I attach a Zip Drive to a Hard Disk Enclosure?

I have a 3.5 inch IDE/SATA (it has cables for both) enclosure, an old internal IDE Zip drive and 20 Zip disks. I just want to pull whatever's on them off and store the files somewhere else. I'm not ...
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eSATA enclosure powers down SATA HDD after 5 minutes

I bought a new Delock 3.5″ External Enclosure SATA HDD to USB 2.0 / eSATA for some backup SATA HDD drives that I keep around and everything works just fine, except that if I leave the drive to idle ...
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Do you need special permissions to access an old internal HDD from another computer?

I was trying to copy files from a friend's damaged laptop. The hard drive still works, so I simply put the hard drive into a 2.5mm enclosure and connected it to my laptop via USB. The drivers ...
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are dual 2.5" hdd enclosures without external power possible / even exist?

I am looking for a HDD enclosure which can make two 2.5" drives available from a single USB port, while not using any external power adapter, i.e. powered entirely from USB port. I failed to find any ...
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What is this external hard drive enclosure cable?

I recently found an old external hard drive enclosure that has no branding or serial numbers to look up. The only cable aside from the power cable attached to it is this. Does anyone know what type of ...
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How should I construct my own hard drive enclosure?

I recently replaced my laptop HDD with an SSD. It came with a handy transfer cable which lets me easily connect the old "naked" HDD to my laptop via USB. Now that I have switched over to the SSD, I ...
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External Hard Drive Recognized on One System But not Another

I have an NTFS filesystem on an external hard drive in an enclosure (SSD). I use this for web development on two Windows systems (A, laptop and B, desktop). I assigned the drive letter as G: because ...
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SATA Hard Drives coming up in Computer Management but no drive letter assigned

I have a bunch of old SATA hard drives which I am gathering data from using a standard SATA USB Enclosure. Everything works well except with two drives (500GB each) that I took out from my NAS (D-Link ...
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Are there external enclosures allowing external drives to be connected to internal motherboard?

i have four SATA drives, inside the server case, each connected to a SATA port: +============================+ | | | SATA2_1 <======== WDC | | SATA2_2 ...
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Why does a SATA hard disk enclosure have a maximum capacity?

Why do some USB SATA enclosures have a 1.5TB, 2TB, or 3TB maximum written in the box? I want to know what happens if I use it on a drive above the maximum. Also, some enclosures don't specify any ...
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Which external HDD is better, pre-assembled or self-assembled? [closed]

There are two kinds of external HDD available on the market: those that are ready to use (let me call them "pre-assembled"), e.g. WD My Passport Essential SE WDBACX0010BBK - Hard drive - external, ...
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What decides whether a hard drive enclosure has a separate power supply port different from its USB port? [closed]

I wonder in what cases a hard drive enclosure has a separate power supply port different from its USB port, and in what cases its power port and USB port are the same? Is the size a determining ...
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How to connect a desktop SATA harddrive to laptop?

I will be going out of the country for a couple of months, and most of my stuff will go in storage. I will be taking my laptop, and will be keeping the desktop back at home. I was thinking of taking ...
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Problems recovering data from a 3.5" HD with a HD enclosure

I have an All in One HP TouchSmart computer that has gone completely crazy since I installed Windows 7 updates. I can't reach the login screen for Windows. So I removed the hard drive and plugged in a ...
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How to get external 2.5 inch HD enclosure recognised

I am completely out of ideas. I have 2.5inch HDD from my old laptop, I have tried with 2 different HDD enclosures but my desktop does not recognize it. Not even showing in the disk management or ...
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JBOD and DUAL mode difference

My dual bay HDD enclosure got JBOD and DUAL modes among other modes. What is the difference between those 2 modes? I just want to know exactly because I am connectin a single hdd with data and I don't ...
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RAID1 External HD not working - shows up in Disk Utility but not usable. - MAC OSX 10.6.8 - What do I do?

I bought a dual bay enclosure from NewEgg I'm guessing 2 years ago to set up a RAID1. It's now a discontinued model but it is from Sans Digital. I put two Western Digital 1tb drives in it. It's been ...
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Transfer data from Macbook Pro hard drive into Windows

I have Macbook Pro hard driven (taken out of 2011 MBP). I have the enclosure and is interface with Windows Laptop. I am recovering data and the hard drive is ok. But I can only access Windows ...
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Recovering data from external hard drive with hard drive enclosure

So I spilled water on my WD Essential 1.5 TB hard drive. I think it is just the enclosure that is affected so I bought a Rocketfish hard drive enclosure. Now when I connect it to the computer it ...
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Does it matter which external hard drive case to choose?

I saw branded external hard drive case and unbranded. Questions about unbranded: Must i check first if case supports S.M.A.R.T.? When it comes to S.M.A.R.T. should I consider branded rather than ...
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External hard drive enclosure or docking station better for minimizing heat?

Which one is better for minimizing heat on an internal hard drive that I want to setup in an external enclosure - an actual external enclosure or a docking station? I got a gut feeling about this but ...
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Connecting Internal SATA HDD to eSATA

I have these 3 things: (1) An internal 3.5 SATA HDD. (2) An independent power supply that provides a Molex style connector (i.e. 5V and 12V power) and an adapter to convert it into SATA (except that ...
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Should I be suspicious of my HD enclosure?

I used my older laptop for a little more than three years. When I replaced it with a newer one about a year ago, I removed the old hard drive and dropped it into a 2.5" enclosure. The drive is ...
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USB enclosure that will work with a Western Digital WD20EARS 2TB SATAII 64MB Cache Hard Drive?

Wondering if there is a case that I can hook up one Western Digital WD20EARS 2TB SATAII 64MB Cache Hard Drive and use it as it is external USB hard drive?
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Using an old PC case and power supply as a HDD Enclosure?

I have 5 HDD and my computer is not handling the situation very well. hehe There are some towers that I can buy to put 4 of my drives out, but I'm thinking that I could use the power source of a ...
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5.25in Hard Drive Enclosure

I'm looking for a hard drive enclosure for an old IDE 5.25in hard drive (Quantum Bigfoot TS, 12GB). Most 5.25 enclosures I've found indicate they are for DVD/CD IDE drives. Would they still work ...
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Need to find laptop HDD enclosure for this drive

This is the drive is have, will any 2.5" sata enclosure like this one be fine? What size are laptop hdd's 2.5" or other?
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Hard drive enclosure for single SATA drive that has USB and Ethernet connections

Does anyone know where I could get a hard drive enclosure for 1 SATA drive that has USB 2 and Ethernet connectivity? Im looking to have a hard drive connected directly to my Samsung TV but also have ...
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Hard drive enclosure disconnects in mid-air

was wondering if anyone can help me with this bizarre problem I'm experiencing: I've replaced the DVD drive in my Thinkpad T400 with the Lenovo internal SATA II enclosure. In it, I placed a 500GB ...
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Why would a SATA HDD be the only one unrecognized by a SATA dock?

I have 3 Western Digital Caviar Green hard drives. One 1TB, one 1.5tb, and one 2TB. I have a SATA dock (branded Kingwin ez-dock) and a 3.5" external enclosure from Acomdata. All 3 drives work ...
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About HDD enclosure

hey guys, how r u doin? I have this 3.5" IDE enclosure, and it works great, I mean I love the idea of enclosures ( not the power feeding thing :), btw can't I just insert a chargable battery to feed ...
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Appropriate USB enclosure to use with an Ultra ATA drive

I have a friend with a broken iBook, but we wish to recover the hard disk. I haven't seen the drive itself, however the spec lists it as an "Ultra ATA drive". Could you please advise if this is 100% ...
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RSS Enclosures in Outlook 2007

What are RSS Enclosures in Outlook 2007? What does the "Automatically download Enclosures for this feed" checkbox do in the RSS Feed Options dialog?
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Diagnose Issues with USB External Hard Drive

I have a 1TB SATA hard drive in a third-party USB enclosure hooked up to my computer via USB. The drive has become increasingly unreliable, randomly unmounting and remounting in Windows, making ...
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Graciously shutdown external HDD enclosure?

I recently purchased a large HDD along with the following HDD enclosure: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817173043 It has a simple on-off switch on the back. When I want to ...
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How should one handle an external hard drive without an enclosure?

How should I go about mounting an external hard drive without an enclosure? I have a IDE/SATA to USB adapter. But where should I put the drive, what side should be facing upwards, etc?
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Are there commercial (ready-made) external hard disk cases for USB?

Are there commercial (ready-made) external hard disk cases for USB? I have unused IDE hard drives that I don't use anymore and I thought I could use as transfer media. However I haven't found in ...
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An acceptable USB enclosure for a 2TB SATA Drive

I just got me this 2TB SATA drive. However, I can't seem to find an acceptable USB enclosure for it. As I browse newegg or amazon, most of the enclosures state a maximum size drive (e.g. 1tb or ...
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How to turn a hard drive into an NAS?

I just got myself a 2TB drive (this one). I'd like it to be available to all the computers in the house. Is there a SATA enclosure available that turns a drive into an NAS?
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Enclosure for multiple laptop hard drives? [closed]

I have three 2.5" hard drives laying around (500GB, 320GB, 200GB), all SATA. Is there some type of enclosure I can get to stick these in where they are all accessible through one connection? ...
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Is it safe to regularly transport an internal hard disk?

I'd like to make backups on an internal hard drive (using an USB enclosure) and carry it off-site. Will the hard disk survive for a long time?