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mtonki01

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My old desktop has had the bomb and I decided to buy a new laptop.The hard drive in my old desktop is a seagate barracuda ultra ata. I would like to be able to put this drive into an external enclosure and transfer some of the old data back onto my laptop and also use it as a backup drive.Can anyone recommend a suitable external enclosure since I have been searching the net and am confused by some of the jargon!
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its a sata hard drive caddy you want
try scan.co.uk
found these

Icy Box IB-351StUS2 Silver 3.5" External enclosure £22.75inc vat

or if you want something a little cooler try this

Icy Box IB-371StUS2-B External case for 3.5" SATA £23.48inc vat

you cant go wrong with icy box caddys ive got about 6 there easy to use and reliable
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seagate barracuda ultra ata

This could be a ide drive because the op stated "old desktop"

Can you get the model number of the drive so we can be sure to recommend the correct interface.

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hi
the model no. st380011a.It is a barracuda 7200.7 seagate ultyra ata (80gb)
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That is a ide drive and not a SATA drive.

Seagate Barracuda 80GB Hard Drive 3.5" IDE ST380011A
Desktop - Internal, External - 80 GB - EIDE, IDE, DMA/ATA-100 - 100 Mbps - 7,200 RPM


What you want is a USB enclosure that will accept a ide/pata drive. As long as it says ide on it (and 3.5 inch)you are good.

Enclosures at TigerDirect

Enclosures at Newegg
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Thanks nfor your help 123 Runner.
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