Setting Up Disk Enclosure or Casings with Internal SATA HDD needs very little knowledge of computer hardware. Its easy. Here is small DIY guide for the setup. There are reasons why we are Setting Up Disk Enclosure with a SATA. Here are some of the old guides and articles :
- Disk Enclosures to Make Internal Hard Disk, Optical Drive External
- Run Ubuntu Live Using External SATA Hard Disk
- And some Mantra on Hard Disk itself
Preliminary knowledge and equipments needed for Setting Up Disk Enclosure or Casings with Internal SATA HDD
Few things are needed for setting Up Disk Enclosure or Casings with Internal SATA HDD, apart from the Casing or Enclosure itself, you can find it on Amazon, Ebay or any computer parts selling shop. Appropriate Phillips screwdriver set, gloves and eye protection gear is advised.
I used my nifty Nokia mobile camera as I have unfortunately dropped my Canon EOS 5D MKIII from my hand few days ago, its alarming for our readers of Photography – do never handle a bigger DSLR without wearing the neck strap or keeping it on a good supporting platform. So unlike other DIY projects, Setting Up Disk Enclosure will have crap quality snapshots. A quick Photoshop can not manage everything.
Setting Up Disk Enclosure or Casings with Internal SATA HDD
After you buy the Disk Enclosure, examine it properly. it will have a backside with a panel like this :
You will probably get a start up kind of hand book with the disk enclosure’s package for setting up Disk Enclosure with any drive. Regarding buying, its better to select one that has fans inside. The above one has nothing, thats the reason I need keep it open while operating as it gets heated and shuts down itself as a protective mechanism. That is not safe because the electrical points are fully open.
Open the disk enclosure fully as per your guide for setting up disk enclosure. As we always advice – keep a movie camera on while doing it. If you forget how you opened it, it will be the best guide.
You have to attach two cables properly, three in case you have a fan :