Advice Please on the HDD Enclosure

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    Advice Please on the HDD Enclosure


    May I have some advice on the enclosed hdd enclosure,I have two hdd and a friend of mine suggested this one.
    I don't want anything complicated something simple that I can do a tidy backups.
    many Thanks for the advice.
    David.

    Enclosure here...http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...ve%20Enclosure
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    That looks like a good one as it appears to have a fan in it which will help keep the drive cool. It's similar to one I've been using for several years.
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    Hi!
    Instead of this you could buy a simple enclosure which is portable. for 2 drives you can buy 2 enclosures that support usb 2 or if you have ssd you can buy an enclosure with usb3 (faster transfer speeds)
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  5. Posts : 379
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    Yea thanks for prompt reply.This is what I had in mind with two enclosures ,There would be two mains power cables and two usb cables.
    Now I was looking for some method of having one power cable and one usb cable with an enclosure for my two sata hdd,I hope you can understand my method.
    David.
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    are they 2.5 inch or 3.5 ..with 2.5 you don't even have to have a power cable...no power as it will take power from the computer itself
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    If either HD is over 2TB, the enclosure you listed in Post#1 will not suffice.

    The enclosure is rated 2TB
    4TB total (two 2TB drives)
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    Thanks all good response.The hdd that I have are of 1tb each and have two of them to fit into enclosure total is 2tb,And they are 3.5 inch ones.
    Well shall I or shall I not?
    Thanks.
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  9. Posts : 6,285
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       #9

    I would, but then I already said that :)
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  10. Posts : 6,458
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    Since your drives are each 1TB, you don't have to consider the 2TB limit.

    If you have USB 3.0 ports, you might want to look for an enclosure that supports USB 3.0 for better performance and throughput.

    You'll have to decide based on costs and need. I looked around and there many options.

    Do you need both drives in one enclosure?
    Would two enclosures serve your needs better? Do you have enough USB ports for two enclosures?

    Would a docking station work better for you (more than the two drives). This is more for a technical bench, but if you have more than the two drives mentioned, something to consider.

    That's about all I have on this, consider 3.0 and 2TB limit when purchasing.
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