Trademe USB SATA enclosures

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Trademe USB SATA enclosures

Postby xjas on Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:12 am

I could really use one of these, Trademe is full of them and they are dirt cheap.

e.g. http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/exte ... 886226.htm

...BUT why do all the really cheap ones say "supports max. 500 GB"? 500GB doesn't correspond to any SATA limitation that I'm aware of? The only ones that say "support 1TB" on there are all priced 2-3x as much.

I'm running a 1TB SATA through a SATA-IDE adapter in the dock of my 8-year-old laptop, and it works fine... I can't imagine a product being made in 2014 not supporting TB drives.

Is this just a mislabelling/marketers-having-no-idea-what-they're-writing thing? Should I just buy one and assume it'll "probably" work?
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Re: Trademe USB SATA enclosures

Postby Carcenomy on Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:15 pm

I'd say it'll be fine, but that's a pretty nasty looking enclosure, I'd be inclined to say 'find one a bit more reputable with a regular device-side USB connector' myself.
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Re: Trademe USB SATA enclosures

Postby acsi on Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:43 pm

I may have one you can have. It's new in its box but I just need to check its SATA (will check tomorrow night when I get back home).

Ill get back to you once I know for sure.

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Re: Trademe USB SATA enclosures

Postby xjas on Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:41 pm

That would be amazing, let me know... Do you want anything for a swap? I have all kinds of vintage PC (486+ era) & non-vintage stuff around. Or ???
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Re: Trademe USB SATA enclosures

Postby acsi on Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:38 am

Hi,

Sorry for the delay.

Unfortunately its IDE.
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Re: Trademe USB SATA enclosures

Postby xjas on Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:53 pm

No worries, thanks for looking!
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