ATA Enclosure

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Xtreambar, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Xtreambar macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2006
    Washington, DC
    I opened up a friend's old PC and offered to save the data on his hard drive by the drive in my Firewire Icy Dock enclosure (which is an awesome, totally-worth-it buy, fyi. $39 after rebate on NewEgg right now). Unfortunately, I did not realize that how old this computer is because the drive seems to be ATA, not SATA.

    1) Do ATA drives work in SATA enclosures?
    2) If no, is there such thing as an ATA enclosure? I don't see any on NewEgg... Thanks in advance!
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    1. No, they won't.

    2. Yes, there are. Look for either PATA or IDE internal interface.

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