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Windows 7: supported disk capacity for enclosures

30 Jan 2010   #1
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
supported disk capacity for enclosures

I am looking at hard drive enclosures on Newegg, and I found one that looks good: Newegg.com - MASSCOOL UHB-360US Aluminum 3.5" USB 2.0 External Enclosure - External Enclosures

All except that it says it only supports up to 1TB, and I would like to hook up a 1.5TB drive.

What would happen if I stuck it in there anyway? Would it just not recognize it, throws loads of errors, or only be able to access 1TB of it?


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30 Jan 2010   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You could try it and see. It might well be supported and you will be able to utilise its full capacity. Sometimes all they mean by saying that only up to a certain capacity is supported is that they have only tested up to that capacity. Of course, the limiting factor will be the interface circuitry in the enclosure.
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30 Jan 2010   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi Jonathan

Looks nice for the price.
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30 Jan 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'll give it a try. If it works, great. If not, then I have gained an enclosure for my HDs up to 1TB, and experience.

At worse, I've blown $20.

I'll post back when I get it. Thanks, Dwarf and theog.
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31 Jan 2010   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome, Jonathan. Please let us know the results.
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10 Feb 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Okay, I got my enclosure today. I left a review on Newegg (follow the link above).

As for my question, the 1.5TB is recognized fine. Who knows, Dwarf may be right in his speculation that 1TB is all they have tested.
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10 Feb 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Someone is HAPPY.
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10 Feb 2010   #8
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Glad it worked for you Jonathan.
I love the comment in one of the user reviews bemoaning the lack of Win 7 drivers.....in an enclosure!


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10 Feb 2010   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noob View Post
Glad it worked for you Jonathan.
I love the comment in one of the user reviews bemoaning the lack of Win 7 drivers.....in an enclosure!
Tech Level- High.
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10 Feb 2010   #10
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noob View Post
Glad it worked for you Jonathan.
I love the comment in one of the user reviews bemoaning the lack of Win 7 drivers.....in an enclosure!
Tech Level- High.
It almost sounds like.....maybe they think there is a drive inside it....but could they really be that dumb?
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