External Harddrive from Old Computer Harddrive

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Penny77

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Hello,

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:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817158012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817173047
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Acom...sem/rpsm/oid/206486/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Thank you in advance for any help!
 
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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).

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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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