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chinadoll
25-07-2005, 01:10 PM
Hi,
Can one tell me where in New Zealand, I can purchase such a hard drive enclosure ?(3.5'' SATA DRIVE Enclosure with Outputs for S-ATA and USB 2.0 )

Thank your much.

Speedy Gonzales
25-07-2005, 01:17 PM
Any computer shop should stock them.

Where in NZ are you? Try a search in http://www.google.co.nz

This will be the easiest way to find a shop, which maybe closer to you.

Here's a few in Auckland, just down the road from me.

http://www.edenonline.co.nz/c.aspx?c=Hardware&s=Enclosure

chinadoll
25-07-2005, 03:45 PM
Hi Speedy Gonzales,

From Taupo.
I had done some search in Google but it seen lots of this kind sata drive to sata & usb enclosure are available overseas but not in New Zealand.
Thank you.

Speedy Gonzales
25-07-2005, 03:48 PM
The external enclosures are available in NZ. There's lot of shops that sell them.

Metla
25-07-2005, 04:16 PM
The keyword being Serial-ATA, I haven't seen such a device on any pricelist as yet,and any benifit of it is non-existent.

Stick to a reguler ATA (also known as IDE drive) and use an enclosure with firewire.

pctek
25-07-2005, 05:55 PM
There are enclosures that accept sATA drives.

There are also external PCI connectors so you can connect an external sATA drive in to the PC using an sATA cable.
http://www.sata-io.org/esata.asp

Metla
25-07-2005, 06:10 PM
The second keyword would be "New Zealand"

heres a selection of enclosures on a recent pricelist I recieved.

ViPowER ATA-133 IDE Mobile Rack, with keylock
ICZ 2.5" IDE to USB2.0 HDD External Case, CE approved
ICZ 3.5" IDE to USB2.0 HDD External Case, CE approved
ICZ 3.5" / 5.25" IDE to USB2.0 HDD / CD-ROM External Case, CE approved
ICZ 3.5" IDE to USB2.0 + Firewire HDD External Case, CE approved, support 200G HDD or above
ICZ 3.5" / 5.25" IDE to USB2.0 + Firewire HDD / CD-ROM External Case, CE approved, support 200G HDD or above
"ModiX"" USB 3.5"" HDD Storage DivX Player, Black. Support Video: MPEG1, 2, 4 near DVD quality up to 720 x 576 @ 30f/s, AVI. MPG, DAT, VOB, M2P, M1V, M2V file format. Read XviD and DivX 3.11, 4.0 & 5.0, Support Music: MP3, MP2, MP1, OGG, WMA with Background Image Skin, Support Photo: JPEG with Music Slide Show
"


No mention of Sata support, though it can't be far away and niche importers may have them available.

That said there is still no reason to buy one unless the person has already bought a S-ATA harddrive, The transfer speed will be relient on the connection to the computer(USB,Firewire) not on how the drive is plugged into the enclosure.

Metla
25-07-2005, 06:14 PM
Just found one

ME-740S


Features:

SATA to SATA

30W external Power Supply

Solid aluminium body

Led indicator

Quick and easy installation

Stackable casing

Dim: 198 x 125 x 33mm(LWH)




No idea how the "sata to sata" works........

chinadoll
25-07-2005, 09:59 PM
Hi,
The particular HD Enclosure I am look for is a Sata Drive Enclosure with output Sata & USB connection
My PC motherboard have extra sata connection header. and I can connect to it, with an 1 port external Sata PCI Bracket.
If I can get one of this kind (sata drive enclosure with output Sata & USB) which is quite handy, which will be able to use on any computer with either one of connection. Beside I have a spare sata drive on hand.
So can anyone help me.
Thank you.

Metla
25-07-2005, 10:30 PM
I didnt even know there was such a thng as an external Sata connection,....

Is the above described unit no good for your needs? (ME-740S), Your computer shop of choice should be able to source it, though the importer has a habit of listing stock "in transit" from Australia.



http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&q=ME-740S&btnG=Google+Search&meta=cr%3DcountryNZ

chinadoll
26-07-2005, 12:09 AM
Hi Metla,
The ME-740S as you described is Sata to Sata, but I preferred the (SATA Hard Drive Enclosure With SATA and USB 2.0 Ports).They are available overseas.
As lots of my friends computer only have USB port but most of them have latest motherboard come with external sata port or sata connection header.
Thank you.

chinadoll
26-07-2005, 11:21 AM
Hi, H
Here is the link http://www.usbgear.com/computer_cable_details.cfm?sku=USBG-SATA-351B&cats=170&catid=170%2C131%2C161 but they don't accept international order, I hope some one will import them soon.It is a handy one.
Thank you.

Metla
26-07-2005, 11:31 AM
http://www.clcomputer.co.nz/catalogue/product_info.php/products_id/62220

chinadoll
26-07-2005, 03:09 PM
Thank you very much, Metla
Your very helpful.

pctek
26-07-2005, 05:47 PM
I didnt even know there was such a thng as an external Sata connection,....

The A8N-SLI comes with them..... :)