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External Harddrive from Old Computer Harddrive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Penny77, Aug 1, 2008.

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  1. Penny77

    Penny77 Thread Starter

    Oct 17, 2005

    My desktop computer's motherboard was fried in a tragic lightning accident, but the hard drive is intact. I would like to purchase an enclosure for the hard drive and use it as an external hard drive. I'm posting here because I'm worried about compatibility.

    Here are the hard drive details:
    Seagate, S/N 90Z7588X
    ST 380215A
    P/N 9CY011-305
    Firmware 3.AAD
    Date code 08257
    Barracude 7200.10
    80 Gbytes

    Will that work with any of these enclosures:

    Thank you in advance for any help!
  2. Courtneyc


    Dec 6, 2003
    Any 3.5" IDE compatible drive enclosure will do the trick. I use a ThermalTake enclosure myself (same as MadDog and CompUSAs no-name brand).

  3. dustyjay


    Jan 23, 2003
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    According to Seagate this is an IDE hard drive. Unless the part number is actually ST380215AS then it would be a Sata hard drive. If it is an IDE hard drive then tthe first two enclosures you listed will not work because they are Sata internal connections. The third one states that it will work with Sata or Pata(IDE).
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