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Are cases of external Drives compatible for every drive, or just the one they're used with? I'm not talking about external enclosures in general but external drives. I mean if i purchase a drive as an external unit, open it up and extract the drive, can i then put another drive of my choosing inside?
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Yes as long as you replace it with the same kind Ex. Sata or ide .
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That's the logical answer, but i need to make sure. Have you tried in practice what i'm suggesting?
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If its a 3.5 ide hard drive ANY 3.5 ide hard drive will work and the same for sata, They dont make different ide connections or sata. You cant put a 2.5 sata to a 3.5 sata that will not work.
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Well i'm only asking thinking if manufacturer has made the case specific to the drive's needs. So i'm thinking maybe if a drive operates on low voltage a case specifically designed for that drive, will feed that drive with low voltage as well, so a higher performance drive, could not operate at said voltage.

If it's just a simple matter of just matching sata drive to sata connector, then ok fine, but what i was wondering when i made this post, is whether there is a custom firmware or power specification used on external drives, that will not allow drives that were not meant to operate with this case, function correctly...
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