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General Chat Thread, 1.5TB USB External drive in General; I've had this SATA external enclosure for a while. I've used it to ghost laptop drives but have just got ...
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    1.5TB USB External drive

    I've had this SATA external enclosure for a while. I've used it to ghost laptop drives but have just got a WD 1.5TB drive for it. I've tried to install it on 4 different machines and it won't go. They recognise the device but don't install it. I put the drive into another system and partitioned it, so that's ok and the enclosure was working last week.

    Any ideas please?

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    The enclosure might not support 1.5tb. I had an old one i tried with a 1TB drive early on in the year it wouldn't work. Works fine with a 320GB

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    The enclosure might not support 1.5tb. I had an old one i tried with a 1TB drive early on in the year it wouldn't work. Works fine with a 320GB
    That would answer it - BUM

    Just found the spec. Supports up to 400GB.

    Can anyone suggest a low-cost enclosure that supports 1.5TB please? I've looked at a few specs and they don't mention maximum capacity.
    Last edited by laserblazer; 15th November 2009 at 09:35 AM.

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    I thoroughly recommend any of the sata docking ports that are going around for 15-20 quid currently. Got a cheap £12 Sumvision one here: supports any size sata drive, no size limit (it's worked from 40gb to 2tb tested so far) and has both USB and eSata - complete lifesaver and damned, damned useful

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    [QUOTE=synaesthesia;411722]I thoroughly recommend any of the sata docking ports that are going around for 15-20 quid currently. Got a cheap £12 Sumvision one here: supports any size sata drive, no size limit (it's worked from 40gb to 2tb tested so far) and has both USB and eSata - complete lifesaver and damned, damned useful [/QUOTe

    Is it this one?

    Sumvision Apex Plus SATA HDD Enclosure - 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure - Black | Disk Depot

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    I'd guess it would be more like this one:

    Sumvision ICO Basic Docking Station with eSATA (External SATA) and Memory Slot | Disk Depot

    As he mentioned dock rather than enclosure.

    Ben

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    Shame nowhere has it in stock

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    I found this Akasa DuoDock Desktop docking enclosure for 2.5 & - Misco.co.uk which looks even better because it will take 2.5" as well. As CPL will deliver free, it probably works out the same price.

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    The original one was £12 did 3.5 and 2.5 AND had a memory card reader, think its not as good a deal tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    The original one was £12 did 3.5 and 2.5 AND had a memory card reader, think its not as good a deal tbh.
    But, by the time you've added delivery, faffed around with credit cards and waited because there's no stock!

    I didn't notice the other one did 2.5".

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    Yeah it was the dock. I dont have the one with memory card reader but already have one built in, so wasn't too fussed with that. IcyDock and Thermaltake also make them.

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    IcyDock here - both SATA/IDE connections aswell.

    Invaluable tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butters View Post
    IcyDock here - both SATA/IDE connections aswell.

    Invaluable tool.
    Anoter vote for them - you can get them from Aria PC - Computer Hardware, Components, Monitors.. at lowest prices

    They sell them at reasonable prices

    drive & bays section here

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Drive+Bays/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butters View Post
    IcyDock here - both SATA/IDE connections aswell.

    Invaluable tool.
    Which one does IDE? I cant seem to find it

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