Drive enclosures 4 Seagate Thunderbolt Goflex Adapter?

pjny

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Hi,

I have the Seagate STAE133 External Thunderbolt Adapter for Portable Drives(STAE133) and Seagate Desktop Thunderbolt Adapter(STAE129) adapters and am looking for drive enclosures for 2.5" and 3.5" drives.

I've looked at ebay and see a bunch of GoFlex enclosures such as:

http://bit.ly/1iRpdc0

http://bit.ly/1nuJaaQ

http://bit.ly/Oku2Nk

These are for 3.5". The descriptions don't mention STAE129 as compatible(3.5" dock).

Where can I buy enclosures for my bare drives? Looked at Seagate site and found nothing.

Thanks.
 

shalliday

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Dec 27, 2011
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I have been wondering the same thing. I also have the STAE129 am also looking to purchase a hard drive enclose for it. Hopefully someone on the forum can offer some advise on what enclosures are compatible.
 

pjny

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I found a youtube video that described cutting a bunch of business cards up in a L shape to fit in the STAE slot. This works like a charm as they provide a flat surface for the bare drive to sit on. I backed up about 2 tb with this method. Works like a charm.

I also looked on ebay and there are a bunch of enclosures but none state they are specifically for STAE129. I'd rather use this method.

I turn off the STAE129 before plugging in the drive. Do you think I need to do this? I don't like plugging/removing drives with device powered on?


I have been wondering the same thing. I also have the STAE129 am also looking to purchase a hard drive enclose for it. Hopefully someone on the forum can offer some advise on what enclosures are compatible.
 

hfg

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Dec 1, 2006
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Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
Hi,

I have the Seagate STAE133 External Thunderbolt Adapter for Portable Drives(STAE133) and Seagate Desktop Thunderbolt Adapter(STAE129) adapters and am looking for drive enclosures for 2.5" and 3.5" drives.

I've looked at ebay and see a bunch of GoFlex enclosures such as:

http://bit.ly/1iRpdc0

http://bit.ly/1nuJaaQ

http://bit.ly/Oku2Nk

These are for 3.5". The descriptions don't mention STAE129 as compatible(3.5" dock).

Where can I buy enclosures for my bare drives? Looked at Seagate site and found nothing.

Thanks.
Those looked good to me.

I have bought the portable GoFlex shells for SSD use on the portable bus-powered Seagate Thunderbolt adapter on eBay and they work fine. There are no electronics in them ... just a shell to position the drive properly to line up with the SATA power/data connector.

AFAIK ... there are only 2 physical configurations:
--- the small 2.5" bus powered adapter
--- the large powered 3.5" desktop adapter

There are several interfaces for Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, and FireWire ... but they all use the same shell for the drives.