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Enclosure for Ultra ATA/100 HD


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Balbowa

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Hello,

Seagate 200GB Ultra ATA/100 8MB Buffer ST3200822A

I just purchased this HD from outpost.com, http://shop2.outpost...product/4008252, for 50$ after rebate. Now I need an enclosure for it. I don't really know much about the different interfaces (IDE, ATA) and I'm having trouble figuring out with cases will actually be compatible with my hard drive. Any help would be appreciated.

Also, would it be necessary to get a combination USB 2.0 / Firewire because I've read that firewire is actually faster in the long run.

Thanks!

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Carefully examine the HD you bought. What kind of cable does it connect with, IDE or SATA? IDE is a flat ribbon cable, 40 pin. Just look for an enclosure that will acomodate your drive. Search google, lots to choose from, and generally very good descriptions as to drives supported. I have managed to put 4 such devices together and all work very well.
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Carefully examine the HD you bought.  What kind of cable does it connect with, IDE or SATA?  IDE is a flat ribbon cable, 40 pin.  Just look for an enclosure that will acomodate your drive.  Search google, lots to choose from, and generally very good descriptions as to drives supported.  I have managed to put 4 such devices together and all work very well.

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