SATA reader? Enclosure? Confused...

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  1. catfish743 macrumors 6502

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    So I have this picture of what I have: [​IMG]

    I'm not sure what it is, but this is what I think it is: I believe it is an SATA connector on my external hard drive. It was in an iomega casing, but I think the casing's logic board (I think) quit because I did a power test and none of the board got power. So seeing nothing else but to learn, I took it apart. That's what came out. Now what I'm asking is one: Am I correct in my assessment? Two: If it is correct, is there something that I can put this thing that I have into so that it can read it, analogous to a card read for SD cards. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    catfish
     
  2. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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  3. catfish743 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The thing I'm worried about is if the drive will fit in the enclosure, both physically and the connection. As I can't really see pictures of them on the inside I'm not sure what to do to verify it.
     
  4. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    It is a SATA connecter

    any sata enclosure will fit it
     
  5. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    You are holding a standard 3.5" SATA hard drive. There are a large number of enclosures out there that will easily connect to your drive.
     
  6. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Exactly. Any enclosure that states it fits a 3.5" SATA drive, and sends the data through a port (USB, FW400/800,...) you have available, will work. :)
     
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  8. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I have one of these and I love it. I mostly use it for Time Machine.

    Nice thing about it is it reads both 3.5" and 2.5" SATA drives, and is self-powered.
     
  9. GregE macrumors 6502

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    That's pretty cool. With what I showed, I always have to have a place to set the drive. I like this one and might have to put it on my wish list.
     
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  11. catfish743 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for that! I just placed my order. :)
     

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