Question How can I create a write-protected disk caddy"

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I would like to modify my 2.5" to 3.5" disk caddy to prevent writing to the HDD / SSD installed in the caddy. It seems to me that I should be able to clip one or more of the signal / power pins in the SATA connector adapter. I'd like to have such a caddy to use when I am copying / cloning from the installed drive to a second drive.
 

Ralston18

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Objective being to prevent accidentally writing to the source ("installed") drive?

Or something you will do to the clone to prevent it later being over-written?

I.e.: Making the clone into a one-time permanent "write protect"?

What cloning software are you using?

For example:

https://www.easeus.com/partition-master/remove-write-protection-ssd.html

You should not need to clip any pins or wires. Most likely will, one way or another, end badly.
 

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