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Question RE: External Enclosure for IDE Hard Drive (Ultra ATA)?


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elocrian

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I have an old laptop that I want to pull the hard drive from to use for extra storage.
The HD is a Seagate 5400.3
http://www.seagate.c...RD&locale=en-US

So to my understanding, this is IDE (pins), but the "Ultra ATA/100" thing is throwing me.

Can I use any IDE external enclosure like: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182145

or is there something more complicated - I will be using this as an external backup drive with Win7...

Thanks!
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Neil Jones

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Any IDE enclosure will do.
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elocrian

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Awesome - I definitely wanted some confirmation :)

Thank you!
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I second that notion... Yes that should work.. Btw if I were you I'd format the drive as soon as I put it in the external enclosure. I love old technology... It's a good thing your not throwing that out. RECYCLE, REDUCE, REUSE, AND DON'T POLLUTE!

Edited by superstar, 04 September 2010 - 03:12 PM.

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