Enclosure for 2.5 drive...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by butaro, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. butaro macrumors regular

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    Hi All, im having a bit of trouble finding and enclosure suitable for a drive i just purchased (it was pretty cheap and i guess this is the reason why)

    http://www.fel.fujitsu.com/home/v3__product.asp?pid=513&inf=fsp&wg=13

    Its a SATA drive.
    The main concern is the height of the drive, its 12.5mm, most enclosures are meant for 9/9.5mm and i was wondering if anyone had the same problem before as me. I have seen quite a few enclosures but i don't really want to pay more than 50$ for one.

    Can anyone help?
    Thanks!
     
  2. butaro thread starter macrumors regular

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    hellllllllllp!
    I found one enclosure but its out of stock!
    Would i have any luck just buying an enclosure for a 9.5mm drive and just leaving the case pretty much open?
     
  3. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    There is one sold by OWC too, but it seems very expensive for the price (like US$99 for a plasticky thing).

    SATA enclosures are ridiculously priced :mad:
     
  4. butaro thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, i can get it working but it just depends how nicely i want it.
    There are sata to usb "cables" that you can buy around.
    Which i dont really mind since the HD will be for backup/storage anyway but i dont really want to have a bare HD sitting around. (Which i have already done for years with no problems though :p) I might just go with that if i have no luck this week seaching, maybe make some kind of contraption up, at least so i can use it and test if it works.
     

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