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I am looking at external enclosures for SATA II 3.5" HDD's. If the description says it supports up to 750GB HDD's (arbitrary number) will it really not support anything larger. i.e. 1TB HDD's. Same thing for any size really. If so what is limiting it. Seems like an external enlosure just provides power and a chassis, and a connection to a computer.
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I would have to agree with you, all these enclosures are just ide/sata converters or just an extension cord for a sata drive, so I do not see any reason why you should be able to throw a 1 Tb in there as long as the physical dimensions are the same.
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I bet that the "specs" were made before 1TB and 1.5TB drives were out on the market. It should support it without an issue as they are the same physical size.
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