Years old discussions about internal drives

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Dr_Jon Veteran Member • Posts: 5,892
32 bit?

wklee wrote:

I had a few external docks, just by having them lying around just die. The hard disks seemed OK but I have not accessed the data for 2 or more years. The docks simply failed.

Note some external docks are 32-bit internally (as in use 32bit LBA adressing, not a 32-bit processor or anything) and won't work with larger capacity drives (>2TB), so may appear to have failed due to a more modern and larger drive being inserted.

I currently use one of these:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00566QS9K
as my
https://www.amazon.co.uk/SHARKOON-SATA-QuickPort-USB-inch/dp/B002Y17J52
was 32-bit and only worked with smaller (-ish) drives.

P.S. my new enclosure supports 64bit LBA adressing, but will still have an issue when drives get past 8ZiB (8 thousand million terabytes).

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