Drive enclosures

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  1. copeland

    copeland smarter than you

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    anyone have expierience with hd enclosures? I bought a 120 gb wd hd and am wanting to throw it in a drive enclosure for portable storage...any preferences? so Ifar I know to get a usb 2.0 one with no power (powered through usb 2.0) and I've seen some come with a 80mm case fan for cooling...

    suggestions/opinions appreciated
     
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    do NOT get one powered through USB. It requires 2 seperate USB connections, and it's just not a good idea. And I doubt any have an 80mm fan -- then they'd be HUGE.

    If you're gonna get one, have it be USB/Firewire to keep your options open. Newegg has several for under $30.
     
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    cool...good point
     
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    I've got a bunch of ones from macally. They're big enough to take either a cd drive or a hard drive. They have a small 40mm fan at the back for exhaust. I would definately recommend any of the macally enclosures. As afar as ones powered off the usb bus, they're usually only meant for 2.5"(laptop) hard drives, not the larger 3.5" desktop hard drives.
     

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