Seagate 3TB, Thermaltake Max 5G Active Cooling, Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter?

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  1. tonybyatt Guest

    tonybyatt

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    New to Mac and Apple in general...

    I have a Mid 2012 cMBP with latest non-Maverick OS and I want to connect an external hard drive...

    I have a Seagate 3TB Hard Drive which I put in a Thermaltake Max 5G Active Cooling Hard Drive Enclosure, but I kept getting a disk unrecognizable/unreadable. I was worried I lost all my files. I then connected the hard drive to a Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter and the Macbook read it like a normal external drive, all my files were there and intact...

    My question is what external enclosure would be compatible with the Seagate 3TB hard drive and readable on a cMBP?
     
  2. thedeske, Sep 1, 2013
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    thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, I installed 2 of those enclosures recently. One with a western digital 2tb & the other with a seagate 2tb. Both perform well with a new iMac. I could care less about the lights. UASP bridge was the sell point for the install.

    Try a different USB 3 cable?

    On another note, I have a Thermaltake BlacX 5G dock that works perfectly with every bare HD I have except 1 WD 500GB Black. I know the drive is fine, so hmm again ;)

    Here's one - Mediasonic ProBox 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Enclosure - USB 3.0 SuperSpeed (K32-SU3)
     
  3. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Before I sold my 2 5G enclosures that was my experience with them.
     
  4. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Forgot to mention OWC Mercury elite pro. Had luck with those and 4TB HDs from WD and Seagate.
     
  5. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    Just a quick suggestion: The 3TB Seagate Backup Plus already has an USB 3.0 enclosure, hosts the same 7200RPM drive you've bought and it costs $10 less then the bare drive.
     
  6. tonybyatt thread starter Guest

    tonybyatt

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'm looking at getting the NewerTech MiniStack enclosure...

    Nah, I got the bare drive for $90 last year during Amazon's Holiday Sales...
     

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