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Thanks, George Just two things. 1. Where do I find the information regarding the correct size of the casing. And 2. What would happen if I "initialized" the  external HD by hitting that option on the error message? Thanks, Abrum

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  • abrum Jul 19, 2008

    OUTSTANDING, KNOWLEDGEABLE EXPERT! MANY THANKS!!!
    Abrum

  • abrum Jul 21, 2008

    Hi George.  Well, the odds were against me. It turns out it wasn't the case on my HD Acomdata backup HD afterall. Got a new one (made by Rocketfish) and my computer (MAC G5) still says this computer doesn't recognize inserted disc. So, I tried disc firstaid and it came back the  source disc needs to be repaired. Stuck in mud, Abrum

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The Hard drive in your case is either 2.5" or 3.5". You will be able to tell right away. My next suggestion is to bring the actual hard drive with you to circuit city, or best buy and have an associate confirm which case will meet your needs. Do not skimp on your case either. There is a reseon some cases are more expensive than others and the main one is the quality of the components and their durability.
In the inoperative state of the controller initializing will have no effect on your data. Even if you formatted the disk your information would still be there and I have software that could restore your data even in that most of extreme cases.

Any other question feel free as usual, I'm online until midnight tonight. Don't forget to rate me. Half the people don't even appreciate my help enough to click a button.

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