New Drives in Old External Cases?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by prairiefire, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. prairiefire macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2007
    I want to replace some smaller drives in external hard drive cases with newer, larger drives.

    I have several FW800 cases that are holding 3.5" SATA drives from 160 GB to 750 GB. What I'd like to do is replace them with 1.5 TB drives (to match the 1.5's) in my new MacPro Quad 2.66.

    Other than voiding the warranties on those externals, is there a physical reason that this won't work?


  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    make sure that the internal interface is the same aka that the new hdd have the same interface as the old (sta for instance)
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Feb 20, 2009

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