Mac storage hardware >> I'm confused - SATA, PATA, etc Hard drive????

by David A.Lethe » Tue, 14 Feb 2006 14:25:22 GMT

On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 21:14:30 -0600, Stone < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote:

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>I'm confused - SATA, PATA, etc Hard drive????
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>I need to know what kind of 400GB or 500GB hard drive to buy and what
>type of FIREWIRE 400 case to put it in.
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>I'm looking at SEAGATES... but they come in ATA 100, SATA, SERIAL,
>PARALLEL, etc, etc....
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>I don't know what to get or if I need a special enclosure.
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>I simply want to put a 400GB Seagate drive into an external Firewire 400
>enclosure - so what type of connection/kind do I need to buy... serial,
>SATA, ATA 100, parallel, etc, etc??????
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>THANKS!!!!
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If you have to ask these questions then I doubt you have the skills to
do an installation, or even make an informed decision.

my suggestion is to contact a local computer store.


Mac storage hardware >> I'm confused - SATA, PATA, etc Hard drive????

by Quasar X » Tue, 14 Feb 2006 23:32:20 GMT


In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,






I've put together several external hard drives.... usually all you do is
put a drive into a case and plug it in.

But before I shell out a lot of money, I want to double check on the
newest drives out there.

Can anyone help?



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Mac storage hardware >> I'm confused - SATA, PATA, etc Hard drive????

by Bob Harris » Wed, 15 Feb 2006 11:47:56 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,





start with the enclosure. Then get the type of drive that the
enclosure uses.

Typically, enclosures take an ATA (also frequently called EIDE)
internal disks.

But again, the enclosure dictates the disk it accept.

Bob Harris

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While I'm not a Mac tech (yet anyway) I'm a certified pc tech. You are
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similar, I haven't use one on a full time basis.

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out since it's a sign of a bad or failing drive.

I suggest you back up all your data or better yet transfer the files to
another 'healthy' system for burning. Take the unit in and explain the issue
to the tech and they should replace the drive.

Best of luck,
Rick