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Windows 7: HD/DVD Enclousre Recomendation

16 Aug 2009   #1
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 
HD/DVD Enclousre Recomendation

SF

I know we have some great hardware gurus here and I am in need of advice.

Here is the deal:
Looking for an external HD/DVD Enclosure (Has to do both)
Price<= $30
SATA interface...IDE interface also would be a plus

Post your suggestions!


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17 Aug 2009   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 



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17 Aug 2009   #3
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion Doc...Do most enclousers that are for HDs and are SATA work for DVD drives also?
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17 Aug 2009   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I also use a Tri_head external adapter, but it doesn't have a case.

from China off of eBay



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17 Aug 2009   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I also use a Tri_head external adapter, but it does have a case.

from China off of eBay



" Doc "
How do you keep the drive cool with that adapter? I am also a little worried with overheating
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17 Aug 2009   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

With the tri head I can test laptop ide HD's, Reg IDE HD's, IDE CD & DVD drives, & with the Sata plug, I can format 1tb Sata HD's via my USB port.

USB to IDE TRI Head adapter for SATA 2.5 3.5 HDD CD PWR - eBay (item 160350411263 end time Aug-20-09 10:11:04 PDT)

" Doc "
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17 Aug 2009   #7
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
With the tri head I can test laptop ide HD's, Reg IDE HD's, IDE CD & DVD drives, & with the Sata plug, I can format 1tb Sata HD's via my USB port.

USB to IDE TRI Head adapter for SATA 2.5 3.5 HDD CD PWR - eBay (item 160350411263 end time Aug-20-09 10:11:04 PDT)

" Doc "
Now that is cheap...should I be concerned about overheating?
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17 Aug 2009   #8
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I got 2 HD's just laying on my table via the USB port. If you have a USB PCI card installed with an extra internal port. You could plug it into that & mount the drive in the computer tower.

These had been so quick for swapping & test HD's.

" Doc "
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17 Aug 2009   #9
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I got 2 HD's just laying on my table via the USB port. If you have a USB PCI card installed with an extra internal port. You could plug it into that & mount the drive in the computer tower.

These had been so quick for swapping & test HD's.

" Doc "
I planned to use this for storing things every now and then...I will be getting one or the above (which has a fan...). Thanks so much for the info Doc!
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17 Aug 2009   #10
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Here is another SATA HD Case ext enclosure

USB 2.0 SATA EXTERNAL 3.5 HARD DRIVE ENCLOSURE CASE BOX - eBay (item 160353097981 end time Sep-01-09 10:46:14 PDT)

I have bought a lot of parts from this company in China, usually 2 weeks shipping time.
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