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Installing old drive into new drive

My old acomdata external stopped relaying to my PC and my Laptop. My only thought is to purchase a new acomdata external drive and remove the new drive and install the old drive into the new shell....will this work?

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  • nahualli Feb 12, 2009

    I have the same problem, but the circumstances surrounding my failure was losing the unique-looking power corde for the drive itself. I tried taking the drive out and putting it in a standard rocketfish enclosure, but it is not recognized by my machine.



    The only thing I can think of is to get another Acomdata drive. Which brings me to this page :(



    What specifications should I look for in a new enclosure? I think the problem is that other enclosures don't provide enough power?



    -M-

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If the problem is in the controller inside the case which in 99 percent of the times it is, This will certainly fix your problem. The MTBF(mean time between failure) of harddrives is 100,000 hours of operation. Also, any external case can be used that matches your hard drives specs...size, IDE, SATA ect...

Hope this helps you,
George

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Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

T your concern:
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