HD Enclosure doesn't fit

June 16, 2009 at 22:31:22
Specs: Windows XP, Intel /1GB DDR

I know it's a stupid question but I really want to know why my HD isn't fitting its enclosure I just bought. I've successfully done this before with my old IDE hard drive so I thought I would do the same with the SATA HD in my old HP Pavilion laptop.

I purchased the Vantec Nexstar SX NST-285S2-SL (2.5" SATA) for my 2.5" WD1200BEVS SATA hard drive. The pins look like they could line up except the their interfaces don't match. My HD's is wider vertically while the enclosure is thin.

Specs for enclosure: http://www.vantecusa.com/front/prod...

Specs for HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

I also have pictures of both but I doubt they might help because they're pretty low quality.

Thank you.

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June 16, 2009 at 22:48:26
Well if you don't know the exact size of the hard drive you should bring the hard drive along once you are going to buy again. So what I suggest return the enclosure if you can do a refound.

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June 17, 2009 at 02:26:05
Hard drive standards have changed your old drive is 12 mm high.
New ones are 9mm. Even older drives have different mounting

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June 17, 2009 at 06:57:57
Wow so that's what happened. Any chance
you know any enclosures for 12 mm HDs?


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June 17, 2009 at 11:27:56
You can use a 3.5 hd enclosure but you would lose the
portability. Also you may need in interface adapter and mount
adapter. Your interface should fit. All new drives should be the
thinner variety.

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June 18, 2009 at 00:05:52
A 3.5" HD enclosure would work? That's interesting.

Thanks for your help

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