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hey all my oreder is just about to go through i think i got the wrong case if so i have 30 min to change it .. here we go with story ..

i have a smsung 1tb 3.5 inch hard drive 7200rpm sata 3 i think..

i want to put it out of case into external case all my water cooling is taking up drive bays so i have no room this is the the only hd i have so win7 and everthing is on hd

my motherboard surrports sata 2 and 3 and 6 and also usb 3

the external case i orderered is a usb 3 but i think i need to get a sata one
what should i do??

will be waiting here for a reply thanks again
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post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by Unit_4 View Post
the external case i orderered is a usb 3 but i think i need to get a sata one
what should i do??
Why do you think you need a SATA one (I assume you mean eSATA)?

If you have a USB3 input, and the enclosure has a USB3 output, you are fine.
Edited by _02 - 1/24/11 at 1:36pm
    
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post #3 of 16
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but my hard drive is not usb 3 will i still get the seed of normal sata 3 or 6

sorry im not to great with this sort of stuff

im still learning..

i just need my hd out of the case and still want it to work so it will run my pc ..

if that makes sense
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post #5 of 16
A USB3 connection will be more than fast enough for a SATAII drive.
    
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post #6 of 16
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Ok I'll stick with the one I ordered.
Thanks for that. Was having a panic moment. Did u look at the links I posted to see if I have it right.
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post #7 of 16
Yes, SATAII spinpoint and

1 - Vantec Nexstar SATAI/II + USB3
2 - Antec MX-1 SATA II + USB2 / eSATA

AFAIK there is no reason to get the eSATA connection over the USB3 connection.
    
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post #8 of 16
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Hey all. Have problem.
My external enclosure showed up and guess what I can't get it to work.
I ended up getting a ssd which has windows 7 loaded to it now.
When I put the old hard drive into the external enclose and plug it I'n to USB 3 I get nothing showing up. I can't find it I'n bois either. I am a complete noob at this and really need this hdd to load all my stuff onto.
So what am I doing wrong. Thanks for helping if u can.
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post #9 of 16
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My mother board is
ASUS P6X58D-E Motherboard
If that helps.
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post #10 of 16
So ur primary drive needs to be external? if i'm reading that right.
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