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September 26, 2005 10:13:28 PM

I just switched to a laptop and wondering is it possible to connect my old sata drives to my laptop since most external cases i see uses IDE

thanks
September 28, 2005 9:58:14 AM

There is a AMS DS3 DS-2316SU2BK Aluminum 3.5" SATA to USB2.0 External Enclosure at newegg.
September 28, 2005 11:49:16 PM

is there anything special about this enclosure?

I noticed some reviews saying some enclosures have issues being recognized.

is there any really awesome enclosures?
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September 30, 2005 5:17:42 AM

*bump*

is there any external casing that is highly recommended for 3.5" sata harddrives?

thanks
September 30, 2005 3:23:59 PM

Your probably won't be able to find anyone with first hand experience with SATA to USB enclosures.

There are a lot of high quality enclosures for IDE and IDE is cheaper than SATA, so there is not much demand. I could only find one enclosure.

There are simply more spare PATA IDE drives floating arround than there are SATA IDE drives.
October 1, 2005 4:09:50 PM

I know that too. But the issue is I am moving to a laptop and my old desktop has 2 sata harddrives in it.

is there any site that deals with this or whatsoever?

-thanks
October 9, 2005 7:30:31 PM

*bump

Does anyone have any special recommendation in manufacturer for external enclosures?
October 10, 2005 12:12:05 AM

You could always use a SATA to IDE adapter, BUT ONLY IF THERES ENOUGH ROOM INSIDE THE ENCLOSURE, which there probably isn't.









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October 10, 2005 12:49:58 AM

and those adapters are often the same price as an average enclosure

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October 10, 2005 4:14:42 AM

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