My hard drive is too big for your enclosure.
February 19, 2009 10:31 AM Subscribe
My hard drive is too big for your enclosure! My Thinkpad died. Fortunately, I think the hard drive is ok. I purchased a 2.5" external enclosure to try to recover the data from the 2.5" drive. It doesn't fit. What do I need? Details inside.
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The drive is a Hitachi Travelstar 40gb 5400rpm. I bought a Vantec NexStar SX external 2.5" Enclosure.
Not only does the drive not fit in the enclosure, but the connections are not the compatible. I'm not sure if this helps, but here are the best pictures I could find online.Here
is a picture of the inside of the enclosure. Here
is a pic of the drive.
Is there a different enclosure that I should be using? Or can I fix the current situation somehow?