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Old 08-31-2007, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default external hd enclosure

I did a search for hard drive enclosures, but that didn't help much. I've just got a laptop to replace my old desktop that fried its power supply. I want to take the old hard drive (SATA 120GB) and put it in an enclosure so I can use it with my laptop.

My question is twofold:

The laptop is Vista, but the old hd is xp. What problems will I run into when I try to use it?? Will I have to install Vista on it??

Could someone recommend a decent 3.5" external enclosure that can accept SATA??


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heres a nice one:

pretty pricy, but nice, especially if you dont have an esata port on your comp. (its also usb 2.0)

Newegg.com - ICY DOCK MB559 Series MB559US-1S Aluminum body w/ partial plastic 3.5" eSATA & USB 2.0 External Enclosure - Retail

one on the cheaper side would look like:

Newegg.com - Galaxy METAL GEAR Metal Gear Box II 3506SASP-Red Aluminum 3.5" USB 2.0 & SATA External Enclosure - Retail

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