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Wrong Hard Drive Enclosure?

Dec 19, 2008 3:42PM PST

Hello. Mr. PC-illiterate here. I have a new PC and I want to transfer the old PC's files to the new PC and then use my old PC's hard drive as a backup. I was told by a friend to buy a hard drive enclosure. My old hard drive is a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 80 GB ATA/133 HDD. The enclosure I purchased is a Rocketfish 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Enclosure Kit.

Something isn't right because I have no cables for the interior of the enclosure...nothing to connect the old hard drive to the enclosure itself. None of the cables inside my old Dell Dimension 4600C will work.

I'm wondering if the enclosure is not compatible with my old hard drive or maybe I'm missing something that should have been inside the enclosure kit.

Would anyone have any constructive advice for a first time PC hack? Thank you. Note: I also posted this in the Storage forum.

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From the info you provided
Dec 19, 2008 8:31PM PST

your old drive is an IDE drive and the enclosure is for SATA. You just need to shop for a IDE enclosure.

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Thank You
Dec 19, 2008 10:25PM PST

Thank you for the IDE drive info. I'll take care of that today.

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Locked.
Dec 20, 2008 1:11AM PST