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Help Regarding External HD Enclosure

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I'm looking to buy a Western Digital 250GB SATA hard drive for my laptop (I will later install this hard drive into a desktop PC, but for now--just the laptop :tazz:). Here is the link at the Western Digital website:


However, as you may well have guessed by now, if I am going to run this HD with my laptop, I am going to need an external enclosure. Here's the problem:

At the above link, one can find the width of the HD to be 4 in. This is where my problem is. I cannot find SATA external enclosures for 4" wide HDs! I can find 2.5", 3.5", and 5.25" (EIDE, haven't run across SATA yet), but no 4" SATA!

Do they even make them? I find this to be very odd...

Please, please, someone help!

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SATA drives are usually the same size as standard hard disk drives - 3.5". In fact 4" would be a non standard, in lieu of the fact that the industry has been hovering around 3.5" and 5.25" for years.

Where on that link does it say anything about the width of the drive?
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