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Old 06-11-2008, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to figure out which type of HD enclosure will work with my old laptop hard drive. I believe the HD is ATA/100.

This is the HD:
Fujitsu Storage MHV2060AH Specifications - Hard Drive

Will this work with an enclosure that says it supports "IDE 2.5" "?

The specifics of the enclosure as listed on site:
"# Available for 2.5"HDD
# Compliant with USB2.0 & USB1.1 standard
# Plug-and-Play and hot swappable
# Transfer rate available for 480Mb/s, 12Mb/s
# Stable and shockproof
# Package includes CD-ROM driver, leather case, and USB cable
# Max supported: 120GB"

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Whole bunch of different ones there =).
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cool, so it sounds like the 2.5'' IDE enclosure will work for my hard drive? i just dont want to buy the enclosure and find out the connector is wrong type/size
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Laptop hard drives are 2.5" while desktop hard drives are 3.5" in size. So any 2.5" enclosure should get the job done for you perfectly.
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I have an Akasa Integral case and I like it a lot. Very nifty looking too.

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Laptop hard drives are 2.5" while desktop hard drives are 3.5" in size. So any 2.5" enclosure should get the job done for you perfectly.
cool, thanks. I wasn't sure if it made a difference whether the hard drive was SATA vs. IDE. I have seen some enclosures that say they are for IDE hard drives, for ATA hard drives, and for SATA hard drives. I also wasn't sure if IDE = ATA/100.
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Funny that you'd mention that, I bought two of XPC Gear for pretty cheap:

OKGEAR 2.5" Aluminum USB 2.0 Slim Hard Drive Enclosure Case for IDE Hard Drive with Carrying Bag: OK250AU2-S (Silver)
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I have 6 of these for my old ATA laptop drives.. They're made of heavy gauge aluminum to soak up the heat.

Newegg.com - BYTECC HD-201U2 (SILVER) Aluminum 2.5" USB2.0 mini External Enclosure - External Enclosures
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cool, thanks. I wasn't sure if it made a difference whether the hard drive was SATA vs. IDE. I have seen some enclosures that say they are for IDE hard drives, for ATA hard drives, and for SATA hard drives. I also wasn't sure if IDE = ATA/100.
Yep, IDE = ATA.
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