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What hard drive enclosure should i get for this hard drive? Answered

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i've got a harddrive from my dead laptop that i'd like to use as an external, but i don't know what enclosure to get.
This is the hard drive
 and i've attatched a picture of the connection.
i already bought one enclosure, but it had the wrong connector, so i really would rather not mess up again. : /
also, i know, crappy pic, sorry

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conmac863Best Answer (author)2010-04-24

Like Steveastrouk said  you need a SATA case. 
Something Like this

The case in your link is for an IDE case.

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panchavanparivendhan (author)2012-04-28

try this (2.5" Sata USB 2.0 Hard Disk Drive HDD Hd Case Enclosure)in amazon.com.it's just the thing for u.costs only $5.76.think deeply and do think before u leap

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steveastrouk (author)2010-04-24

What you have is a SATA hard drive, and you are trying to put it into an IDE to USB case. You need a different case.  Sorry.

Steve

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Burf (author)2010-04-23

Just go to your favorite computer parts and supplies retailer and get a 2.5-Inch USB 2.0 aluminum external SATA hard drive enclosure. There are lots of them on the market and many are under $20 U.S.

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cyc4015 (author)Burf2010-04-24

i already got  THIS enclosure, which seemed to meet all of my requirements, but the connection is wrong, and my HDD won't plug in. i am trying to find a more specific reccomendation, because i have not had much luck.

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