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SATA to USB adapter for drives over 2TB

I have a SATA to USB adapter that can handle 2.5 and 3.5 drives and is great for quick transfers and migrations without having to lug around an external drive. There don't seem to be any that can handle drives above 2TB which are becoming more common now that 3TB drives are so cheap. Does such a device exist that can handle larger drives? [more inside]
posted by ridogi on May 23, 2013 - 4 answers

Can you help me upgrade my MacBook Pro (late-2008) hard drive?

Need advice on how to update an older MacBook Pro with a new hard drive. I have a late-2008 MacBook Pro: 2.53 GHz, 320GB hard drive, 8GM RAM (4GB in two slots). My drive is getting full and I don't have the cash at the moment for a brand new laptop. Should I replace the optical drive with a SSD? Or just upgrade the regular hard drive with a new one with 750GB or 1TB? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Nov 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Adding a SATA HD to the computer. Bios thinks it's an external drive. What?

Adding a SATA HD to the computer. Bios thinks it's an external drive. What? [more inside]
posted by elmonobonobo on May 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Why is my hard drive causing a reboot loop on my computer?

Weird computer technical problem pertaining to the POST and bootup stages of conputer use. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Jul 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Cloning a hard drive...how?

Using clonezilla, I cloned my 80gb Maxtor SATA hard drive. Now my new Western Digital 500gb SATA hard drive reads as identical but only 80gb. What did I do wrong?
posted by Mike Mongo on Feb 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Would a terabyte be terrible?

Am I limited as to the capacity of a second hard drive to be added to my PC? [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on May 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Wait, is that clicking? What do you mean boot disk not ready?

NERDS! It's that time of year again. I need some replacement HD's. Let's say Western Digital versus Seagate. Let's rap anecdotal and tell each other which brand is awesome and which we should never use again. [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Apr 16, 2010 - 25 answers

USB SATA HD WTF FTW?

Is my external HD enclosure killing drives? Or is it bad luck? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 20, 2009 - 11 answers

What caused my drive to die?

What happened that suddenly caused my harddrive to not be recognized by BIOS? [more inside]
posted by comradestu on Nov 11, 2009 - 3 answers

Tell me what internal hard drive to buy for my MacPro.

Tell me what internal hard drive to buy for my Mac Pro. [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Oct 17, 2009 - 24 answers

Diagnosing a faulty hard drive

My PC is no longer recognising one of my SATA hard drives. [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on Feb 25, 2009 - 11 answers

Hard Drive Woes

How do I get Windows XP to detect a new hard drive in my laptop? [more inside]
posted by mahoganyslide on Feb 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Which is faster? The hare on nyquil or the tortise on crank?

I have a 5400rpm SATA 3.0Gb/s & 7200rpm SATA 1.5Gb/s drive. Wondering which one to put in a laptop (which one would give better performance, if noticeable). Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Upal on Jan 5, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me find my old hard drive.

Why would my hard drive show up in the BIOS, but not in Windows? [more inside]
posted by DulcineaX on May 7, 2008 - 10 answers

Hard drive pain.

Highly technical hard drive filter: My hard drive failed. Came home, and PC was sitting at the "where's my hard drive" BIOS screen, to my great horror. [more inside]
posted by gjc on Apr 27, 2008 - 9 answers

Damn you, computers!

I lost the little jumper that sets the SATA drive from SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) to SATA I (1.5 Gb/s). Where can I buy/steal a replacement?
posted by jytsai on Apr 8, 2008 - 8 answers

enclosure for 2.5in and 3.5in drives?

Is there such a thing as a hard drive enclosure that supports both SATA 2.5in and 3.5in drives? [more inside]
posted by advil on Nov 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Connect my drive to my mac please!

How do I connect my NTFS hard drive to my new mac? [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Sep 26, 2007 - 5 answers

How to take an internal hard drive and make it external

What do I need to know about hard drive enclosures? My computer (PC) died this morning and I want to pull out the 2 hard drives and use them as external drives for my new Mac. I don't know if they're FAT32 or NTFS. I don't know if they're IDE or SATA. How do I find out? Do I need to? A little background on my old PC. It was one of the first P4 3.0 PCs with hyperthreading technology. I've had it for ~4 years
posted by smithmac_99 on Aug 28, 2007 - 13 answers

What kind of a converter do I need to backup my laptop hard drive?

What kind of a converter do I need to backup my laptop hard drive? [more inside]
posted by Pontius Pilate on Jun 3, 2007 - 6 answers

Why won't my BIOS recognize a SATA drive?

Why won't my BIOS recognize a SATA drive? [more inside]
posted by malaprohibita on Dec 15, 2006 - 8 answers

Should I use LVM or onboard RAID for redundant storage?

What's the most sensible way to add redundant storage to an existing Linux system using LVM? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Oct 19, 2006 - 7 answers

The weather forecast calls for interrupt storms...

Help! I added an internal IDE hard drive to my late-model Dell desktop, and accessing it pins my processor! [more inside]
posted by perissodactyl on Oct 15, 2006 - 4 answers

Must connect the male bit to the female bit! IDEs and SATAs!

Is there such a thing as an IDE to SATA converter? [more inside]
posted by bkudria on Aug 10, 2006 - 9 answers

Yes, there is a hard drive there...

Debian won't find my hard drive! Please help! I have details so there's [more inside]
posted by tdreyer1 on Jul 12, 2006 - 14 answers

Oh, I wasn't supposed to bang it that hard?

An internal serial ATA (SATA) 3.5" hard drive pulled from an iMac G5 (the iMac is not accessible). A FireWire IDE enclosure. I live in Brooklyn and want some place open tonight (magically) or early tomorrow to find either a USB2 adapter for the SATA drive, a cheap USB2/FireWire enclosure, or an SATA>IDE adapter so I can use my current enclosure. (Give me any ideas that don't involve J&R.) Bonus points for Brooklyn - other boroughs are cool too, or any of these devices on loan from someone extremely generous would also be awesome!
posted by thejoshu on May 23, 2006 - 3 answers

SATA external drive won't mount to iBook

I just got a new 250GB SATA hard drive and a SATA to USB 2.0 enclosure to put it in. When I plug everything in & hook it to my iBook, I get the following error: "You have inserted a disk containing no volumes that Mac OS X can read. To continue with the disk inserted, click Ignore" (3 options: "Initialize...", "Ignore" or "Eject"). How do I get it to work? [more inside]
posted by cg1 on Apr 7, 2006 - 8 answers

Is the data on my SATA drive recoverable?

Is there any hope for my dying/dead Serial ATA drive? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Feb 8, 2006 - 9 answers

Need help booting off of a SATA drive

I have been unable to boot from my brand new SATA hard drive. If I boot from an IDE drive, I can read from and write to this drive with absolutely no problems whatsoever. But when I try to boot, I get a "DISK BOOT FAILURE" error. I've tried many things to get this to work, and I'm quickly running out of ideas. List of things I've tried and hardware details inside. [more inside]
posted by Plutor on Dec 27, 2004 - 13 answers

Having trouble setting up 2 SATA hard drives as a stripe set in WinXP Pro

Having trouble setting up 2 SATA hard drives as a stripe set in WinXP Pro. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Ynoxas on Aug 23, 2004 - 4 answers

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