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Old 08-08-2004, 05:52 PM   #1
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Hi,

I would like to purchase an internal hard drive enclosure so that I can separate software for work and programs for home.

I would like to use 2 200gb Maxtor IDE drives. There seems to be a vast range of products available ranging from 15 to 50 built from different materials and some with fans. My question is does anyone have any recommendations and what features should I be looking for.

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Old 08-08-2004, 06:46 PM   #2
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Fire Wire and USB 2.0 Firewire is a little faster than USB 2.0 but if you dont have it already in your system it is same to use a uab 2.0 compatible port.

I have some cheap on with both FireWire and USB the PSU fan was really annoying so I ripped it out. I would suggest a medium quality enclosure. But 15 pounds seems a bit high so that one should work just fine.
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Your Hard Drive should already have the Enclosures for at least three Hard Drives? All you'd need is to plug the power and IDE in and it'll work?
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Sorry, I did not give reasons in my original posting but I would like swappable hard drive caddies so that I can transfer my drive between PCS and also to install multiple operating systems by changing caddies. It's not so much to increase storage but to make it more flexible.

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My college uses removable drive bays, I'm not going there yet though so I can't tell you the brand lol. I'd recommend removable drive bays though, take whichever where-ever. Just make sure you remember which is which
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Oh - have you got a local PC Shop? They are likely to have one.
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Originally Posted by phubbs
Sorry, I did not give reasons in my original posting but I would like swappable hard drive caddies so that I can transfer my drive between PCS and also to install multiple operating systems by changing caddies. It's not so much to increase storage but to make it more flexible.

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I have one its called a "removeable hd case" Alluminum is best with dual fans.This is a very common device as Windows has a choice of
removeable,in sysdm/drives.
But isn't a 700 mb cd or 2 good enough ?

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No he wants a caddie, leave him be.
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Again its that language barrier thing. It just does not compute.????

I guess I interpreting the first post wrong. you dont want a external enclosure but a removeable internal. Well good luck
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