Can you use SATA hard disks in the standard 3.5 shells?

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griffen

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Hi,

I was thinking of getting a SATA hard disk to place in a standard 3.5 shell as I found an offer on a 300gb one. Will it work or do I need a specific SATA enclosure?

Cheers.
 

zephead

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do you mean internal or external cage? internal will of course work, i advise that you have open space or proper cooling.
 

Phantasm66

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sata are great, and only differ in terms of cable shape (its much more like USB) and also take a second type of power cable, but also take the orignal as well.

that's it really.

they are FAR superior in terms of performance and work very well for general purposes, but also for RAID, etc.

I have 4 in my main machine right now, 2 single and 2 raid mirror.
 
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