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Transferring external HDs into enclosure

by wa_wa_washington / April 2, 2008 10:50 PM PDT

I have a Maxtor OneTouch III Turbo Edition 600 GB FireWire 400/800 and USB 2.0 Hard Drive, which you can see at this site:

I just ordered this enclosure: Galaxy METAL GEAR Metal Gear Box 3500SAP-SESIL Aluminum 3.5" Silver USB 2.0 External Enclosure - Retail

But I don't think they are compatible.
The connectors don't seem to match, and there are two hard drives in the Maxtor, so should I have bought two enclosures or one that fits both into it?

I tried to connect one of the hard drives into the Metal Gear Box, but the white plastic connector wasn't the same as the one to the Maxtor HD.

Can anyone advise me to a compatible enclosure or tell me what I'm doing wrong?


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IDE and you need SATA
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2008 11:06 PM PDT

There are enclosures from that same company but for SATA hard disks.

Does this picture look like your drive cable and connections ->
If so, you need to shop for the SATA drive housing.

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Should I get 2?
by wa_wa_washington / April 3, 2008 12:41 AM PDT
In reply to: IDE and you need SATA

Thanks for the advice.
The maxtor has 2 300 GB drives, so should I get 2 SATA enclosures?

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Can you check this out?
by wa_wa_washington / April 3, 2008 2:22 AM PDT
In reply to: IDE and you need SATA
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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2008 3:18 AM PDT

That's not an USB 2.0 housing and would stress most owners to get it connected. Why not the usual USB 2.0 housings that support a sata drive?

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Please help.
by wa_wa_washington / April 3, 2008 6:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Iffy.

Can you please find what you're talking about and send me a link?
I'm not understanding what you mean.

And what happened was that I put a power adapter that was too strong into the Maxtor external HD, so it didn't read on my computer anymore. The LED light kept flashing, but not steadily.


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"a too strong power adapter"
by Kees Bakker / April 3, 2008 6:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Please help.

You mean: too high voltage, like 20 V in stead of 10? That might damage more than just the enclosure, but also the electronics of the disk itself.
No guarantees they work even in the right enclosure. In that case, all you can do with it is throw the disks away.


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From newegg, an example.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2008 8:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Please help.
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I donṫ understand.
by ahtoi / April 3, 2008 2:25 AM PDT

The Maxtor case no longer work?

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