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Windows 7: can I swap data by use of external hard drive enclosure.

06 Apr 2016   #31
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok, so I will try to find this " Rosewill Armer " . and buy it. Do you all agree it will do the job ?

Thanks again, for help and support on this.


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06 Apr 2016   #32
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Not sure how many times it will work it is all dependent on the machines power and usually laptops don't have a lot of that to spread around
It may work once and never again
It may short out and corrupt the files being transferred or the system image being created
I would not expect much from 7.us purchase
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06 Apr 2016   #33
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Well, than I pay more and get something good, but the HP only has 2.0 USB ports.

This " Sabrent ECS-STU35K USB 2.0 to 3.5 inch IDE/SATA or Serial ATA Aluminium HARD Drive enclosure Case " that you mentionened looks very good. I will have to get it shipped from USA as they have many types in Europe but not that model.

At least I have something that I can re-use and will last.

Thanks for your patents everybody.
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06 Apr 2016   #34
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It doesn't have to be that exact model
If you see one similar one just post a link to it and we'll take a peak at it
Shipping from the u.s. doesn't sound cheap although the unit is pretty light weight.
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06 Apr 2016   #35
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

One difference you will find when looking at enclosures is that a 2.5" drive enclosure can be powered from USB while a 3.5" enclosure cannot because USB supplies only 5VDC which is all that a 2.5" drive requires. A 3.5" drive requires both 5VDC and 12VDC so cannot be powered from a USB port.

Since you have a 2.5" drive from a laptop, make sure you get an enclosure that is made for 2.5" drive only and you will not need any external power.
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06 Apr 2016   #36
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I believe my point was to have a versatile device for different size hdd's and not just 1 size
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07 Apr 2016   #37
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Here's a couple that probably won't cost as much to ship as one from the U.S.

2.5in USB 3.0 External SATA III SSD Hard Drive Enclosure with UASP Portable External HDD

2.5in USB 3.0 SSD SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

I have one of those cheap ones from Newegg, I used it for my old laptop HDD and it still works great after 4+ years,

Vantec NexStar TX 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive/SSD Enclosure - Model NST-210S2-BK - Newegg.com
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07 Apr 2016   #38
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks a lot you good people ,

For explication (Strollin)

I will order that Vantec Nexstar TX today,

Cheers
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08 Apr 2016   #39
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
One difference you will find when looking at enclosures is that a 2.5" drive enclosure can be powered from USB while a 3.5" enclosure cannot because USB supplies only 5VDC which is all that a 2.5" drive requires. A 3.5" drive requires both 5VDC and 12VDC so cannot be powered from a USB port.

Since you have a 2.5" drive from a laptop, make sure you get an enclosure that is made for 2.5" drive only and you will not need any external power.
This is what I`ve been saying all along, she does not need a 3.5" enclosure to get the job done she wants to do, let`s help her get the job done as cheaply as possible, either with just a cable or an inexpensive 2.5" enclosure, that`s all she needs for now.
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08 Apr 2016   #40
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
This is what I`ve been saying all along, she does not need a 3.5" enclosure to get the job done she wants to do, let`s help her get the job done as cheaply as possible, either with just a cable or an inexpensive 2.5" enclosure, that`s all she needs for now.
No argument there, I thought that was what she was getting.
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