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Old 12-29-2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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Hi, I have some 500GB hard drives , I would like to be able to use one as a portable drive, I have looked at some that can do it..
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Um, is there a question here? Yes, you put the hard drive in the enclosure to make it portable. Usually you will have to have a separate power source for desktop drives, though now there are some esata ports that provide power.
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3.5" external enclosures do exist although they almost always require an external power source whereas 2.5" drives do not.
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Would this do Portable 2.5" to 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosures Adapter SATA HDD-ROM Converter Box | eBay
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Um, is there a question here? Yes, you put the hard drive in the enclosure to make it portable. Usually you will have to have a separate power source for desktop drives, though now there are some esata ports that provide power.
Oops, Should have explained it better, I wanted be to use it as a portable drive.
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No. That lets you put a 2.5" drive in a 3.5" enclosure. Just read the description and it says this. You want something like this. Just search "3.5 hard drive enclosure" on whatever tech websites australia has. There should be a ton of them.
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Ahh I see what you mean, I have just found this one 3.5" USB 2.0 External SATA Hard Drive Case Enclosure | eBay..
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That's going to be slow as hell, but yes it is what you're looking for. Personally I'd go either usb 3 or esata.
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I am not concerned about the speed, As long as it does what I want and need I am satisfied.
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