Hard drive ATA, SATA?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by eyebeaz, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

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    Alright I have an external hard drive in a random enclosure, and I am not sure as to whether the hard drive is ATA or SATA. Is there a way I can tell without taking it out of the enclosure? The enclosure does not specify what it is. Thanks!
     
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Go into disk utility after you mount it, and click on it. It should tell you what the interface is at the bottom. I'd guess it's a ATA, since you aren't sure. SATA externals are expensive, and you'd know it if you had one.
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Don't think Disk Utility will tell you this information on an external drive.

    Agree with you that is is probably a ATA drive.

    The OP could check the web for info on the drive. The manufacture may list this information.
     

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