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What size External Hard Drive Disk Enclosure do I need?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by strustru, Nov 28, 2011.

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  1. strustru

    strustru Thread Starter

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    What size External Hard Drive Disk Enclosure do I need?

    My trusty old Dell Latitude d600 finally died on me - the monitor and screen needs replaced and it would be cheaper to buy a new laptop (apparently).

    I want to take the HD out to retrieve my stuff - which size of portable External Hard Drive Disk Enclosure do I need? My new laptop is a Dell Inspiron 6000 and the HD looks the same as my old one.

    Do I need a 2.5" enclosure (like this one);

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB2-0-2-...es_HardDriveEnclosures_RL&hash=item3a68627d72

    or a 3.5" size like this?;

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-5-SATA-...K_Computing_HardDrives_RL&hash=item4cf7a8f766



    hope u can help! thanks in advance :)
     
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    Laptop drives are 2.5".
     
  3. strustru

    strustru Thread Starter

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    The confusing thing is about 5 years ago I had a Toshiba laptop which crashed and was unrepairable and I had to get a External HDD Enclosure and it was a 3.5 one with separate power supply and fans......aaaargh.....just have to buy both LOL
     
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