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 Question about my External SATA harddrive - Forum Toshiba external harddrive - Forum Best bang for bucks sata 6 hard-drive - Forum Never be a USB 3.0 external mechanical hard-drive better than ~120 MB/s transfer - Forum Need help on seagate external harddrive - 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: ForumExternal or Internal harddrive ? ForumIde and sata converter but my computer doesnt see the harddrive ForumRandom harddrive freezes. Sometimes internal, sometimes external . ForumWhat is the most reliable SATA 3.5" LARGE hard-drive ? ForumWhats inside seagate usb2 external harddrive ? ForumUsb2 external storage harddrive type inside? ForumRecover data on Verbatim External Harddrive ForumEXTERNAL HARDDRIVE RECOMMENDATIONS ForumBios detecting version of windows that are no longer there ForumBest SATA II RAID-5 controller? ForumQuestion on WD External Drive Foruma third harddrive ForumP5WD2 and Sata ForumSATA HD question ForumSATA converters More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !