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How can i make a USB external hard drive enclosure from scrach?

for SATA drives to use in Win XP / Vista before any one starts they go for about 350 of Brazilian money thats about 175 USD and I am very capable of making one my self

Big jermini3 years ago
Ebay  has all kinds of these. They should ship to brazil.

lemonie4 years ago
You need a USB to SATA adaptor. I think this sort of thing is it?
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=2021A&cat=CCD

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cassiorichiniti (author)  lemonie4 years ago
ill look for it here thanks
found one here 99,00 brazilian (50 USD)
gmxx4 years ago
if you have a sata or ide drive, it should cost about 30 to 50 dollars. In general, it is not going to be easy to completely build your own disk adapter, unless you have an electrical engineering degree. I would buy the DIY enclusure, and put a sata or ide disk in it.
cassiorichiniti (author)  gmxx4 years ago
as i sad here the DIY enclousure go for almost 200 dollars here if not more i wanted to shoot my self (but i dont have a gun) when i saw that hard drive dock for US$19,99 on the radio shack site unfortunatly they dont ship to Brazil
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