Are internal HDDs compatible? I.e. a standard Western Digital or Seagate 3.5"
Would I be able to plug in a standard internal 3.5" or 2.5" hard drive into this? Or is it only for an already external Seagate hard drive?
- Asked by George D from London
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter for Desktop Hard Drives
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1 Answer from the Community
Yes it woks with 3.5".
However I have not tried a 2.5" drive with this - yet.
I have plugged in various 3.5" SATA bare drives onto this interface and they work fine. The connection seems to be a normal SATA one.
The drive once attached is not supported i.e it can rock about vertically, so I simply wedge something between the drive and the vertical side of the interface to prevent it becoming loose.
Apart from that, it seems to work very well. It's a great way to resurrect older SATA drives, although older drives will probably be the slowest part in the chain.
- Answered by Conan B from Newtownabbey