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Old 01-23-2008, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question External Harddrive Interface

I am buying a external case. I am buying this one because i am not sure what my harddrive plug is.

Newegg.com - Eagle Consus W-Series ET-CSWSIU2-BK 3.5" USB2.0 to IDE + SATA Aluminum External Enclosure - Retail

I know that both of my Harddrives are SATA. But one has the 4 pin power connector and the other has a SATA power connector, how do i know what external case has the right power connector?

This is what one harddrive looks like (SATA with SATA Power, Here's two pictures of it):

http://www.woot.com/Images/Sale/West...Q0Z-detail.jpg
http://www.imagecows.com/uploads/_d1...-ps3-hdd-2.jpg



The other one looks like this (SATA with 4 Pin Connector, one picture):

http://www.itidaho.com/shop/images/u...op_SE16_KD.jpg


Most Harddrives enclosures that I found have support for SATA and only the 4 pin connector, not the SATA power connector. =/

Any Help is Appreciated, Thank you.
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Can anyone help? Any help is appreciated
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According to the manufacturer's page if has a splitter that has both types of plugs.
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