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Choosing a External Hard Drive Enclosure


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I have a Fujitsu MHV2060AH and I need to get an external enclosure for it, but I have no clue what to look for. I know that I need a 2.5" case but do I need to spend 50 dollars on something when 15 would get me basically the same thing?
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Here is a list of enclosures for less than $10.
Newegg.com
Now I would always read the comments before selecting one, but its mainly personal preference. Find one you like for your price, I listed them from lowest price first.

Either way they all should work for you.
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ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS look for one that has an external power source instead of just running off the USB power.....the voltage supplied by USB is not always adequate for intensive read/write procedures on hard drives....especially SATA drives..
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ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS look for one that has an external power source instead of just running off the USB power.....the voltage supplied by USB is not always adequate for intensive read/write procedures on hard drives....especially SATA drives..


Yeeaahhhh Im sorry but dsenette is 110% right on that one :)
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The Fujitsu hard drive is ATA so I would have to get a IDE enclosure? Or would either work.

Edited by Elementzz, 20 February 2008 - 07:14 PM.

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Here is an image of a IDE drive. If thats what yours looks like then yes you need an IDE drive. If it looks different like this image than you need a SATA case.
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Spam removed. Dink banned.
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