sata as an external harddrive? Tags: Hard Drives Laptops SATA External Hard Drive Storage Last response: October 10, 2005 4:14 AM in Storage Share jiaruigoh 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 More about : sata external harddrive Codesmith 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. jiaruigoh 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? Related resources SSD + external harddrive sata - Forum Question about my External SATA harddrive - Forum Windows + gaming on 1 TB external harddrive. - Forum Trying to recover data from external harddrive on xp machine - Forum External Harddrive Not Accessible - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jiaruigoh September 30, 2005 5:17:42 AM *bump* is there any external casing that is highly recommended for 3.5" sata harddrives? thanks Codesmith 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. jiaruigoh 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 jiaruigoh October 9, 2005 7:30:31 PM *bump Does anyone have any special recommendation in manufacturer for external enclosures? 4Ryan6 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. <font color=blue>AMD XP 3200+ / Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe / Corsair XMS PC3200 1024mb LLC2 / ATI X850 Pro / SoundBlaster X-FI / 2 Seagate SATA 7200rpm/8mb / Plextor PX-716A DVDRW</font color=blue> jiaruigoh October 10, 2005 12:49:58 AM and those adapters are often the same price as an average enclosure do I hear more constructive comments? 4Ryan6 October 10, 2005 4:14:42 AM <A HREF="http://www.addonics.com/products/Saturn/aesed.asp" target="_new"> Check This Out </A> <font color=blue>AMD XP 3200+ / Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe / Corsair XMS PC3200 1024mb LLC2 / ATI X850 Pro / SoundBlaster X-FI / 2 Seagate SATA 7200rpm/8mb / Plextor PX-716A DVDRW</font color=blue> Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat is the best External harddrive Forum SolvedI can't access my External Harddrive in Windows 7 Forum SolvedCorrupted RAW external WD harddrive Forum Solvedfix my external harddrive Forum Solvedi have a wd essential external harddrive need to get a new one should I stay with same brand Forum SolvedExternal Harddrive will not work with Windows 8 Forum SolvedNTLDR missing!! External Harddrive Forum SolvedCloned USB External Harddrive Won't Boot Forum Solvedmy toshiba 1TB external harddrive suddenly stopped working. whenever i plug it into a computer there is the usual sound alert Forum SolvedExternal Harddrive Failure, Can I recover my files? Forum SolvedWife accidentally formatted the external harddrive.... Forum SolvedLaptop harddrive in an external enclosure - cannot recover data Forum SolvedOS in external harddrive is not recognised by my bios Forum SolvedWindows 7 Computer Won't Recognize Long-standing External Harddrive Forum Solvedupgrading hp dv7-3080us harddrive to ssd sata III possible? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !