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First off . . .
Does your PC support USB3? Few do.
its a lenovo w510. I believe it does, i got supertalent usb 3.0 flash drive, works like a beast.
Input your requirements here . . .
if no 3.5 then 2.5. if a compatible drive is available.
i believe that there is no sata III interface enclosure out there in the options.
There are docking stations, but...
your requirement is..no external power. I believe any 3.5 harddrive will require extenal power to be effective (just my opinion).
is there any chance to use multiple jacks, like 2 or 4 usb ports to power the enclosure?
The only enclosures I've seen . . .
that are self powered USB are for laptop drives.
"like 2 or 4 usb ports to power the enclosure?"
I don't know; but do you have such cable or are you going to make your own? Give it a try and let us know.
Is not that complicated, it requires more motivation than skill.
USB 2.0 Ports are minimum 100ma of current supply - in desktops.
USB 3.0 Ports have a greater supply of current, at-least in theory they have 500ma of supply - again in desktops.
What about laptops, i cant get that information from lenovo, if someone has that information it would be great.
The simple solution for now is a USB 2.0 enclosure with
the features re drive capacity, power, port types, drive size, internal interface etc., you want. The loss of speed would be negligible and the choices of external enclosures is endless depending on your criteria.
Later when USA 3.0 enclosures are available...you can switch.
usb 3.0 are available its that sata 3 aren't.
Sorry ... meant SATA 3 enclosures not available yet.
Yes I am ready for usb3 on my desktop.
$19 for a case and $19 for a controller. It's not so if it can hit 2/3 of its max. target (5Mbps).
But the difference isn't all that much.