Will an ATA hard drive work in an SATA enclosure?

by on February 11, 2011

Q: I have a Seagate Momentous 5400.2 hard drive out of an old laptop its says that its ultra ATA. I have been looking at enclosures and all I find are ones that say they are SATA. Will these work with my hard drive, Thanks


2 Responses to “Will an ATA hard drive work in an SATA enclosure?”
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    If it is an ultra ATA it will not be straight forward compatible with a SATA connection. There may be Ultra ATA to SATA converters.

    It is due to the pin layout. Ultra ATA is also not widely used any more SATA has become that standard with better transfer rates.

     
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    This enclosure should do the trick just fine: http://amzn.to/gek2SR