Enclosure for old HD from 2010 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by aman88, Aug 11, 2019 at 9:13 AM.

  1. aman88 macrumors regular

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    Guys and Gals,

    I successfully converted my old iMac (2010 21.5 inch) from a slow laggy 7200 rpm seagate barracuda drive to a new SSD drive. The computer operates like new...

    I wanted to know if anyone knows of an enclosure I can get to convert the old HD into an external HD... I have not been having much luck finding one online...
     
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  3. Tulani macrumors 6502a

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    Read carefully on the website.
    It clearly states the full product description.
     
  4. aman88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I can see that. I thought the HDs in the iMacs were 3.5 inches...
     
  5. Tulani macrumors 6502a

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    I assumed it was the 2.5

    In that case then search on the Ali Express website for the correct one hopefully to match your budget and pick the one with greatest positive reviews.

    And if it’s for the bigger 3.5 inch then it means it also needs to come with a separate power supply.
     
  6. Tulani, Aug 11, 2019 at 11:04 AM
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  7. mroy16 macrumors regular

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    You can find perfectly good external 3.5" enclosures on Amazon for the same price. Just search and grab one with good reviews. Not sure why you would use Ali Express...
     
  8. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    Better yet - throw away the 7200 Sea Gate it has paid it's dues and it's ready for retirement - get a new 1tb portable drive like this Western Digital $48.93 or similar

    it's not worth buying an enclosure for the old drive - put that money into a new spare external !
     
  9. wardie macrumors 6502

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    If you have a 2.5 inch drive you can also put it into an enclosure designed for a 3.5 inch drive via an cheap adapter for the 2.5 inch drive. Found on amazon etc
     
  10. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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