External HDD Question

Discussion in 'Horn Depot' started by Stuck_At_Work, May 6, 2009.

  1. Stuck_At_Work

    Stuck_At_Work 1,000+ Posts

    I have a spare SATA HDD. I'm thinking about buying a external HDD chassis for it. I know it connects to the computer via USB 2.0. Does it matter that my notebook doesn't have a SATA controller? Will the HDD enclosure handle the SATA controlling. I just want to make sure my notebook will just read it simply as an external HDD. Hopefully that made sense.
  2. Bob Wills

    Bob Wills 500+ Posts

    Yes, if you get a USB chassis, it won't matter if your notebook doesn't have a SATA controller. Just make sure the external chassis works with SATA drives (as opposed to PATA/ATA only).
  3. Stuck_At_Work

    Stuck_At_Work 1,000+ Posts

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