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Safe to move 3.5" IDE drive to enclosure?

by msaz87 / July 21, 2011 5:11 PM PDT

Hey all,

I have a SimpleTech HDD that has stopped reading. It sounds like it's still running, it powers on fine and everything, it's just not picked up by the computer, so I'd like to open it up and move the drive into an enclosure, but I want to confirm it won't cause any damage in doing so.

The drive within the HDD is a Samsung SP2514N and so I was looking at using an enclosure like this one. Is there any reason to think this would not work or could potentially cause damage to the drive?

Thanks for the help!<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">

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Should be safe.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 21, 2011 5:13 PM PDT

But it's not guaranteed to work, of course.

Kees

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Something I do all the time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2011 2:09 AM PDT

Too many times in fact. I carry THIS CABLE since I'm never sure what drive I need to check out.
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=2020

Bob

PS. This is what is done a lot. Doesn't always get the drive contents back. A story about backup is usually what follows after this.

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Thanks for the advice
by msaz87 / July 22, 2011 10:33 AM PDT

I ordered one of those cables -- definitely makes a lot more sense and is cheaper to boot. Thanks for the advice

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