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Shredder565
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Icon 1 posted December 05, 2007 20:08      Profile for Shredder565   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yo all,

I got my new 1TB hard drive, which would be filled up more than I thought if i copied over stuff from both of the 500GB drives that I have..

So, a question.

1 - I have a Western Digital Hard Drive, Portable 500GB Model. It's a model number of 5000YD. Does anyone know if these things are IDE, or Sata inside the enclosure?

2 - If IDE, are there any enclosures that take both Sata and IDE? I could join the two 500 GB Drives together and get another 1TB drive..


Thanks
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http://www.wdc.com/

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ide+sata+enclosure

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Icon 1 posted December 06, 2007 06:38      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Shredder565 _________________________ Do you know how to get the computer into reverse before you attempt to back up?

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Shredder565
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Icon 1 posted December 06, 2007 09:29      Profile for Shredder565   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Nope, I can only get it too automatically park itself.

Wow, those things are expensive, and ugly looking to boot. I guess it's just easier to get 1TB drives from now on.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted December 06, 2007 11:24      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Shredder565:
Nope, I can only get it too automatically park itself.

Wow, those things are expensive, and ugly looking to boot. I guess it's just easier to get 1TB drives from now on.

YOu could just have the 2 drives in separate enclosures and use software JBOD to join them.

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zesovietrussian
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Assuming the WD drive is the Mybook model, you should be able to see what kind of cable it uses by looking through the air vents in the back of the enclosure - it's easy to tell the difference between a wide, flat IDE cable and a thin SATA cable. Most of the drives should be SATA, but you do get a PATA drive every now and then. A friend of mine got a bunch of them when they were on sale and cracked them open to use the drives in computers he's building; out of six or seven drives, one was IDE, the rest were SATA. Also, why do you need to "join" the drives into one? It's not like you're going to have files that are over half a terabyte in size.
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Hi All ________________ But Shredder565 is making a full length full screen movie that he is planning to distribute However the DRM built into his drive will prevent anyone from seeing said movie except at Shredder565s.

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Icon 1 posted December 08, 2007 09:52      Profile for Luke Skywalker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
To answer question 2, yes. I have several enclosures that support both types.

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> 2 - If IDE, are there any enclosures that take both Sata and IDE? I could join the two 500 GB Drives together and get another 1TB drive..

Concatenating volumes is more of a risk than I would take, especially if they will be used in a production environment, ie. critical data.

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