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Help choosing external dive enclosure

Last response: in Storage
November 2, 2008 3:46:58 AM

I have developed a sort of PC 'graveyard' of 5 or so old towers (heh, sound familiar)
What i would like to do is attach an external drive enclosure to my currant PC and pull the old drives out to
1) try and recover any data i may need from them and
2) completely wipe them before throwing away or donating the systems
Need some help choosing the right enclosure. I have both SATA and IDE, and both 3.5 and 2.5 inch drives.
Are there enclosures that accept both sizes and connections? I can't seem to locate one.
Also my MB has an sternal SATA connection. Should i find one that supports this connection or is there not much difference from USB 2.0?

November 2, 2008 4:04:49 AM

Ii think you can only get an enclosure that excepts both sizes with one type of connection.