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1.5 tb external hdd + external case question

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Protzacoal, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Protzacoal New Member

    Dec 17, 2008
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    Hey all!!

    I am planing to buy external Hdd...Seagate 1.5tb 32mc SATA II-300 and an external case.
    The problem is, when i went to the computer store, the salesman said that not all external case are good for that big hard disc. So, by his words, if i buy 1.5 tb hard and put it in some external case, i can end up with getting about 1 tb coz external case dont recognize all 1.5 tb....

    So, is that guy full of sh.t??? or i must buy some special external case that support 1.5 tb hard disc?

  2. kenkickr


    Dec 5, 2007
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    The external enclosure PCB chip is what will cause it to either recognize it or not. Since the 1.5Tb is still a fairly new size alot of enclosures will not recognize all of it. Also I would recommend to get a enclosure that supports eSATA or eSATA+USB.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  3. Exavier

    Exavier New Member

    Dec 12, 2007
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    Bath, UK
    depending on your location check on newegg or EU/UK sites as to what's available and what they will support - then buy local or online.
    for example, there are several external cases that will support 1.5TB available in the UK
  4. DanTheBanjoman SeƱor Moderator

    May 20, 2004
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    Addressing 1TB or 1.5TB doesn't really make a difference. Though the 1.5TB disks do have some compatibility problems with older controllers. They do work on those cheap USB>SATA cables you can buy on ebay. So it's not all that bad I guess.
    10 Year Member at TPU

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