Question about Iomega ULTRAMAX 1TB TRIPLE INTERFACE FireWire 400 (1394a) Hard Drive

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I have an Iomega UltraMax 1TB Triple Interface External Hard Drive and have been told that the case/enclosure is dead, but that the hard discs inside are fine. Would it be easy to put them in a new case? And where would I find one that would do the right job? I have found enclosures at various sites which range from next to nothing to almost as much as a new drive would be and have no idea what is what. Thanks if you can help!

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It depends on the physical size of the drive.

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=92&name=External-Enclosures

On the left there is a size filter. Pick one of those that suits your use.

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  • bjthatcher Mar 22, 2011

    Cheers for the link - this is useful. So, is it just a matter of finding something that will take the drives (either together or separately) and making sure that it has the inputs I need (USB 2/Firewire)? There are no particular things to worry about, beyond that?

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    As long as you are using a Windows operating system, then that's it. If you have any other questions comment here.

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No you can't just put it in a another enclosure because the raid is managed on the pcb. I have the same problem. They have to have THAT pcb to work. Which super sucks.

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  • moshe jacobson Feb 07, 2013

    that doesn't sound right ...unless you have also added encryption to your raid.

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Would you still have that dead enclosure?
specifically i'm looking for the pcb inside that enclosure!

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There is not an easy way to do it, Remember how fast these disks are spinning and how close the heads are to the disks. If a speck of dust gets in and gets stuck between the head and the disk, it will scratch it all up.
The only way to do it is to have a clean room, wearing full body suits and have a vacume running while moving everything over. It is not cheap to do it. Unless you have data that will cost you a fortune to loose, you might do it for fun, but I would write it off.

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  • bjthatcher Mar 22, 2011

    Thanks for getting back to the question - much appreciated. However, I think I might not have been clear (I'm not technically minded). The hard disks (Western Digital hard drives - I probably should have said drives, not disks) themselves are good, so I wouldn't have to crack the case on those, it is just the external enclosure, the lump of aluminium that sits on my desk and I plug into the USB on my computer. I absolutely don't want to start playing with the actual disks - though I am contemplating it now, after reading your description of the process, just to I can suited up and go all sci-fi: it sounds like fun!
    Cheers!

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