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    #16
    Actually it might - did they appear before as one logical drive? They might be configured in raid.

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      #17
      Yeah - I assumed no since the OP didn't mention it, and I figured two drives showed up as usually was the case with these back in the day, but I guess there's always a chance.

      And in that case, which RAID as it still might be readable without its main controller.

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        #18
        I don’t remember if it was a raid. I will say that it just showed up as one drive. Is that going to screw me?
        What do you mean funny? Like a clown? Do I amuse you?! Huh??!!

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          #19
          Is this your drive?

          https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._External.html

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            #20
            If you haven't pulled them apart yet, maybe this power cable could work and then all you'd need is the SATA cables.

            I don't know for sure, but you said 5-pin?

            https://www.ebay.com/itm/12180710861...wAAOSwOGdfdBxH

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              #21
              That does look like my drive and that does look like the power supply.

              So if they are a raid, I can’t get info off of them that easily?
              What do you mean funny? Like a clown? Do I amuse you?! Huh??!!

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                #22
                If that's your drive, it's a RAID 0 via hardware and I think it's more trickier. But if you can use that power cable and SATA cables then it shouldn't be.

                But I think filmguy123 would be better to ask here though as I haven't used HDDs via RAIDs in 10 years and I truly don't remember much about them.

                I painfully invested in SSDs around 2012 (BMCC) and still using the same ones which are always blazing fast as is.

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                  #23
                  I still haven’t done anything yet. If it’s a raid, it splits the data up between the two drives, right? Pulling info from each drive separately probably won’t work? They won’t be complete files on each? Still tying to rap my brain around it.

                  So I did get the adapter you suggested. Haven’t had the courage to do the next step.
                  What do you mean funny? Like a clown? Do I amuse you?! Huh??!!

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by thefilmaddict View Post
                    I still haven’t done anything yet. If it’s a raid, it splits the data up between the two drives, right? Pulling info from each drive separately probably won’t work? They won’t be complete files on each? Still tying to rap my brain around it.

                    So I did get the adapter you suggested. Haven’t had the courage to do the next step.
                    Like I said before you need esata adapter. Something like this https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-.../dp/B00LD2FKOK
                    If it has multiple drives it's some form of raid and needs to be left as is.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by thefilmaddict View Post
                      I still haven’t done anything yet. If it’s a raid, it splits the data up between the two drives, right? Pulling info from each drive separately probably won’t work? They won’t be complete files on each? Still tying to rap my brain around it.

                      So I did get the adapter you suggested. Haven’t had the courage to do the next step.
                      If it's striping, yeah.

                      But that adapter recommendation was before you opened it up and told us there were two drives in there and that it was possibly a RAID.

                      It's always best to be hands-on with questions like this (like sending a picture of the model number from the beginning) so we could have looked it up instead of guessing...because we still don't know. You said the one I linked to looks like the drive but that company made lots of different drives and a lot of the models look the same.

                      Nevertheless...I would now recommend using two SATA cables and trying the power adapter before you doing anything else.

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                        #26
                        P.S. Just to try and clear up some of the confusion (you didn't make this easy, lol):

                        Originally I thought there was one regular drive in there so that adapter I recommended would have powered the drive and you would have used a SATA cable.

                        But now if you're going back to using the case as is then you'd purchase that eBay 5-pin power adapter (hopefully it works) and use eSATA cables with the enclosure (if that's what they are). [Technically you could still use SATA cables if the top case was open but forget about that.]

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                          #27
                          Can you get a picture from the other angle?

                          If it is in RAID 1, you are all good because each drive is just a mirrored copy of the other. But if it is in RAID 0, which I suspect is more likely if it is in RAID, that means half of your data is on one drive, completely unreadable solo, and the other half is on the other - also unreadable solo. It must be decoded, which means you'd likely have a small hardware controller piece inside of that drive cage called a hardware RAID controller. Do you see something like that?

                          The third option would be that is NOT in raid, but it was formatted as one logical drive, which hides the fact there are two drives but doesn't do any fancy hardware based trickery to it. Which would mean you would just need to plug both in at the same time... I *think*.

                          Honestly, I am not sure either, so I am going to refer you over to anandtech at this point. They are geekier with this stuff than anyone here likely is, and you'll get a bunch of IT experts who will give you much more rock solid advice.

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                            #28
                            But this shouldn't be this complicated.

                            All of the recommended accessories in this thread are under $50 and can be returned if they don't work.

                            Power the main enclosure and use the correct cables (if you're not sure, purchase 2 SATA and 2 eSATA) and check. You'll immediately know. That's it.

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by NorBro View Post
                              But this shouldn't be this complicated.
                              I see your new to the land of computers!

                              Originally posted by NorBro View Post
                              Power the main enclosure
                              He lost the power adaptor.

                              If you had a bunch of PC parts laying around, very simple, you just need a couple Molex power adaptors and a couple sata cables and can plug directly in. Buuttt you don't.

                              You could buy a 2nd power adaptor so you can power the two drives simultaneously and plug both drives in via USB simultaneously (either through one of those sabernet adaptors, or a combo of the power supply from them + two esata to USB): https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-...19607603&psc=1

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                                #30
                                Nooooo...you are making it more complicated and will cause more confusion!

                                Just use the G-Tech enclosure as it was meant to be used. Like millions do every day.

                                I already sent him a possible power solution on the last page: https://www.ebay.com/itm/12180710861...1n4000axm00004

                                What are the chances of G-Tech changing their 5-pin power adapter? (Has the same specs as B&H link for drive.)

                                Then all he needs is the SATA or eSATA cables for the two ports in the picture he sent.

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