MBP HDD Caddy

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dannster, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. dannster macrumors regular

    dannster

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I'm trying to find a caddy for my hard drive so I can use it as an external hard drive. Can someone please point me in the right direction which caddy will fit with this HHD?
     

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  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

    FreakinEurekan

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    #2
    According to the model number MHW2160BH that's a standard SATA 2.5" drive. Looks like it's mounted to some kind of circuit board with a USB port and a power connector; you'll want to take it off that. Then any SATA enclosure for 2.5" drives should be fine.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    #3
    I agree with what Freakin' said.

    If the drive is screwed to that controller board, undo the screws and back the drive out of the connector.

    For examples of USB3/SATA docking stations, go to amazon.com, then enter "USB3 sata dock" into the search box. You will get MANY choices.

    I've had good results with products from plugable.com and syba.

    If you're only interested in the 2.5" drive form factor, check out these:
    http://plugable.com/products/pss-dd1
    http://plugable.com/products/pss-case2
    (no financial interest, not sure if they're available in the UK)

    Again, many other choices available.
     
  4. glenthompson macrumors 68000

    glenthompson

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    It looks like it has a mini-USB connection already on it. Just try a mini-USB cable and see if it works. I had an external enclosure that had a similar connector and I just use it without the enclosure for connecting bare drives.
     
  5. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

    #5
    The problem should rather be that it isn't enclosed (and it's USB 2.0).

    The Mediasonic 2.5" ProBox should fit the bill, it's inexpensive and has USB 3.0.
    [​IMG]
     

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