USB SATA Hard Drive

  mowthecat 07:58 24 Oct 2006
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I recently purchased, by mistake, a 2.5" 80Gb hard drive for my laptop only to discover (after I had opened it) that it was a SATA interface, not IDE. I am thinking of buying a USB enclosure with an internal SATA connector so I can connect this drive via the USB cable. Will this be treated as just another external mass storage device on a non-SATA pc?

  recap 10:35 24 Oct 2006

It should be detected as an external USB drive.

  vinnyT 10:40 24 Oct 2006

With it being a 2.5" disk it shouldn't need a seperate power supply (unlike most 3.5" HD), as it can draw all its power via usb, making it even more portable.

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