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Converting intel g2 160 to enclosure for backup

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Anonymous
July 22, 2010 3:28:04 PM

Do i need to know anything special about converting my g2 160 to an external drive with enclosure?

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July 22, 2010 3:33:42 PM

Make sure enclosure is sata2, 2 1/2 in and that the interface is what you need to interface with the computer you are connecting to. esata or USB3 are good choices, usb2 would limit your performance considerably.
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a b å Intel
a c 353 G Storage
July 22, 2010 5:11:56 PM

Looking at specs you have
"(1) USB 2.0 compliant / e-SATA port with PowerShare" You would want to use the esata. This brings up power, will need a brick (external power), or an adaptor Power-from-a-usb port.

Your Intel G2 only requires 160mW active (typical), a Usb port can supply a MAX of 2.5 W. Note: many people indicate enclosure does not work - the reason is they are trying to power it from the usb port and a mechanical HDD may require up to 5 W which excceeds the USB 2.5 Watt max limit.

I bought this one. Like becaues it fits pocket and worked.
Note One reviewer knocked it down because he had to use two cables (esata and USB - for Power) - Dah - esata does not care power, and must get power from some where.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=1...

Here are two others that meet your needs
(1) Plus - Comes with a USB power cable, no power adaptor (Just pick up a 5V adaptor made for plucking int a usb extender. neg - seems to have a high 1/2 egg rating, But some of the poor ratings are individuals using a HDD that requires more power than can be provided from a USB port!!! http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N...

(2) Plus comes with a power adaptor, neg high priced, no USB power cable
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Anonymous
July 22, 2010 7:02:54 PM

Best answer selected by maverick421x.
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a b å Intel
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July 22, 2010 8:34:54 PM

Your link points to a 3.5" enclosure - Your Intel G2 is a 2.5" form factor. It can be made to work, but not really designed for "Notebook" sized drives.
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Anonymous
July 23, 2010 1:41:48 PM

we used the brackets thtat came with the retail intel ssd to convert it 3.5
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July 23, 2010 1:50:54 PM

That will work.
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Anonymous
July 23, 2010 1:57:45 PM

it's on a windows 7 laptop, does esata pass the trim command?
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