rphenix: 14.5mm drive? never heard of those biggest is 12.5mm.
Bit late on the thread but this enclosure has taken all 2.5" drives ive ever tried: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=ENCWEL0941&name=Welland-Turbo-Leopard-ME-940S-2.5-SATA-to-USB3.0-E i
Thanks for the link.
I did actually measure it, with several different rulers, and yes it is about 14.5mm thick, no the biggest isn't 12.5mm - the biggest currently is mine ;)
For all those still on tenterhooks about my hard drive - I picked up a it-ceo (chinese I think) enclosure off TradeMe, it happens to be USB3, but it also is suitable for drives up to 1Tb. My drive is thicker (surprise surprise) but since the enclosure has a removable lid instead of the usual sleeve type cover the hd fits inside snugly without putting the lid on. So yes, the drive is working again, and if I get around to replacing my usb ports with usb3's then that's a bonus.
Could you post the details of the enclosure you bought on trademe, and possibly the username of the seller? I have the exact same problem with my Seagate drive...a quick search for it-ceo on trademe did return any results..
The seller was diyhouse http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=3122076
The carry case is vinyl not leather. The reason I got that one was because the listing specifically said suitable for drives 1TB and up- all the rest said smaller drives or didn't say anything. I have the upper half of the case tied on neatly with a piece of string :) - cotton string doesn't generate static.
My only drawback is that I can't retrofit a usb3.0 port to my computer - the only PCI-e slot is already taken :(
Details on the enclosure (from the auction): Brand New Operating Interface: USB3.0
Support plug-in type Includes a high speed chip High reflective LED Indicate light Interface : USB 3.0 Interface (Compatible USB 2.0) Transfer rate : 5000Mbps(USB3.0) / 480Mbps(USB2.0) Support Bootable : USB-HDD Mode,(M.B.bios function) Drive : Support 2.5 inch SATA /SSD HDD Capacity : Supports 1TB and up Material : Aluminum alloy and ABS plastic Size: 121(L) x 76.5(W) x 12.5(H)mm Power : USB bus power 5V / 1A Accessory : USB cable User manual Operating System : Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/ME/ Windows 98/SE Mac OS 8.X-10.X Linux kernel 2.4 or above
Package include 1X 2.5inch SATA HDD Enclosure USB 3.0 Interface 1X leather Carry Case - Black 1X USB data cable 1X manual Color:Black
Comes with 6 month Return to Base Warranty Note: This case for SATA hard drive only.