USB adaptor for old HDD

  gajh 20:25 18 Mar 15

I have an old seagate ST380020A and wanted to use it as a backup external drive for my new pc and am looking for a recomendation for a usb adaptor/case/docking station that would let me do this

tech specs for the dive linked click here

  wee eddie 21:27 18 Mar 15

An Enclosure should set you back about £15. However, better to buy an USB3 one to give it a longer life, which can cost up to 3x a USB2 Enclosure.

All you need to know is the type of connection the Drive has.

  gajh 22:55 18 Mar 15

the spec says ists a ata/100 and most conectors seem to be sata, which I;m guessing is different and non compatible

  wee eddie 00:46 19 Mar 15

You'll just have to look until you find the right one.

However, £50 will buy you a 1TB USB3 WD Passport so maybe it's time to retire it.

  rdave13 11:42 19 Mar 15

Powered enclosure for IDE or SATA USB 3

USB 2 enclosure for IDE and SATA

Just some examples. I've gone for dual connections as these caddies can be very handy later on. Cheaper to buy an OEM drive new than opting for an external drive in a case.

  HondaMan 12:58 19 Mar 15

Why not simply go for a new external drive. External hhds 80GB gets you nowhere today

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