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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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49 views

Attach Zip Drive To 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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2answers
140 views

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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2answers
471 views

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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1answer
143 views

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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1answer
181 views

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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2answers
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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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0answers
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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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3answers
850 views

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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2answers
369 views

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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1answer
482 views

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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3answers
485 views

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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1answer
221 views

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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1answer
60 views

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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3answers
775 views

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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2answers
5k views

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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1answer
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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 ...