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Old 09-19-2007, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got an external HDD case which is IDE/SATA with USB/eSATA connections. However my HDD is IDE, so can i connect it to my rig with eSATA or does it have to be USB?
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pretty sure the internal connection and external connections dont matter. So you should be able to use either one to plug it into the machine.
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Hmm, weird, thats what I thought but it doesn't recognize the HDD when I plug it in via eSATA, any suggestions?
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the eSata connector on the enclosure is probably just a passthrough for a SATA drive.
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