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    icybox 351STUS needs internal sata cable

    Hi all,
    I've seen several posts on this forum about variations of the IcyBox external drive enclosures, but I can't find anything about my specific issue.
    I've just purchased one of the SATA/USB2 connected SATA drive enclosures (351STUS) but I have a problem physically connecting the drive. Inside the case there is a combined power and data slot connector which mates up nicely with that on my Hitachi 250GB SATA drive, BUT if I slot the drive onto that connector, then the retaining screw holes on the casing don't line up with the drive. The little manual that comes with case says that I should connect the drive cables to the internal connector, but no drive cables are supplied.
    So this leaves me a with a dilema. I can choose between:
    1. Connect the drive directly to the data/power connector but have it basically loose within the case. (So must keep case flat to avoid strain on connector)
    2. Secure the drive to the case with the 4 screws provided but have a 1 inch gap between the drive and the connectors. Not much use!

    Any one solved this ? How have you connected your drive?

    C.

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    hold on...i'll check mine

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    hmmm..my Seagate holes were fine....it did slide on a long way though...right up to the pcb of the controller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    hmmm..my Seagate holes were fine....it did slide on a long way though...right up to the pcb of the controller.
    Ah - so it sounds like it's the location of the screwholes on the Hitachi drive. Hmm. I wondered if that was it.
    So you didn't use a cable or anything - just slotted the drive right up to the PCB connector and screwed it to the case? Right?

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    Works fine with my Seagate and Western Digital drives too.

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