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Hard Drive Reading Kit


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Looking for a durable hard drive kit that will read a large array of different types of hard drives.

SATA, IDE, both 3.5 and 2.5 form factors

Needs to be portable and as I said durable (great for a computer workbench) that can survive the damage techs may bring to it

any suggestions?

Edited by jjsmith, 30 April 2008 - 12:39 PM.

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what exactly do you mean... a kit to hook a drive up to a computer or one to duplicate drives ( without hooking up to a computer ) ?
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lets say HD --> USB.... I do not want to put hard drives into another computer. I want to be able to hook drives up on the fly via USB.
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okay so next question you are talking hooking them up on the fly via usb to say a desktop? just clarifying so I know what it is you want to do for sure...

I'm afraid though I won't be much more help as I have not seen any that will do multiple types of drives but I don't deal with enclosures alot.... I have had some experience with a hard drive copier and that had several types of adaptors/connectors so it MAY be possible... Any that you find though should have a seperate power source for sure as I don't think you'll be able to draw good power from the usb ( especially from a laptop... )
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I am going to be hookup up to a desktop, laptop, or whatever is handy and has a USB port at the time. Separate power supply is always good. I am looking for a enclosure type, but I want to do all types of hard drives and am trying to get away from cables and enclosures. Looking for more of a sturdy kit with few movable parts to accomplish reading any hard drive needed.
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http://www.sundialmi...k_1866_752.html i think you'd be looking for something like that...i can't vouch for the product though
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I have seen, from a distance, a device which allows you to connect a hard drive to the computer with several different connection options. The drive is connected outside of a case and is used by techs to transfer data and test disks.

It is a small black box with several different connectors around it.

it sounds like what you are looking for, but I don't have more details about it. A person who used to work where I do have one.

These seem to be one function devices:

http://www.redferret.net/?p=6312
http://www.redferret.net/?p=9962

This might something, but there are little details, the search reported more:

http://pc.pcconnecti...-2000-100a.html

I will see if I can find out more info.
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http://www.redferret.net/?p=6312
http://www.redferret.net/?p=9962


The above cables is what I was using, works great for IDE/SATA. Had issues with laptop hard drives due to the inability to get power to the drive with the device plugged in.

The only down fall is after heavy use over the past 6 months it has begun to fall apart as we pass it around the office. I have managed to "glue" it back together with a non-conductive glue.
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