Years old discussions about internal drives

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LordKOTL Senior Member • Posts: 1,193
Re: Years old discussions about internal drives

wklee wrote:

It’s not about storage capacity but the robustness of SATA connectors. I have had drive docks fail but they are a cheap way of putting internal hard disks outside for external use. I never had the SATA connections break but they could?

I don’t hear much the external drive docks now? Also static might be a concern.

I had a SATA connector fail once, but it was because I did an ID-ten-T error and knocked the cable from the side, snapping the plastic off into the cable.  Still worked, but I got the data off of it as quick as I could.

Honestly nowadays enclosures, especially USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 enclosures are so cheap, and tool-less, that I wouldn't use a toaster-style dock anymore...but that's just me.

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