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Ide to Sata conversion for external Hard Drive

Postby TheBev » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:55 pm

Hi all -

I've got some old IDE Carillon Hard Drive Enclosures, purchased from Turnkey around 2003-4. The drives are getting on & I replaced 1 with an IDE 500gb model but found it expensive compared to Sata, not to mention that 500gb was the largest I could find. Hence the question, I'd like to convert them to SATA if possible, but the space inside of the enclosures looks tight to say the least, & the conversion doo-dahs I've seen wouldn't fit.

Does anyone know of a smaller one, or another way of going around the problem.


Thanks..

BTW - saying - 'buy some different ones' isn't what I'm after. I love the things, the look of them on my desk & their stackability, I mean I haven't designed the whole flat around them or anything - but... :)
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Re: Ide to Sata conversion for external Hard Drive

Postby Exalted Wombat » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:14 pm

drargon wrote:Hi all -

I've got some old IDE Carillon Hard Drive Enclosures, purchased from Turnkey around 2003-4. The drives are getting on & I replaced 1 with an IDE 500gb model but found it expensive compared to Sata, not to mention that 500gb was the largest I could find. Hence the question, I'd like to convert them to SATA if possible, but the space inside of the enclosures looks tight to say the least, & the conversion doo-dahs I've seen wouldn't fit.

Does anyone know of a smaller one, or another way of going around the problem.


Thanks..

BTW - saying - 'buy some different ones' isn't what I'm after. I love the things, the look of them on my desk & their stackability, I mean I haven't designed the whole flat around them or anything - but... :)

Are these for full-size drives? I suppose you could buy 2.5" units, which might leave more space for the adapter. But it would be a bit silly really, wouldn't it? Of all the things to fall in love with, retro computer gear .... :-)
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Re: Ide to Sata conversion for external Hard Drive

Postby TheBev » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:54 pm

Thanks. :blush:

Yeah they are full sized, I hadn't thought of that, good point. & it's not exactly retro computer gear as such, I mean the tech I'd happily leave behind, but the enclosures are functional, fit on the shelf stacked & just look kind of right - to me.

Also buying new enclosures seemed kind of wasteful, if a tenner could keep them going with some new drives. If not, then it would be time to look at newer ones.
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