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Windows 7: Build your own External Hard Drive

29 May 2011   #41
DocBrown

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

But Marty McFly said " Hey Doc, all the good electronic stuff is made in the Orient "


That's where most HDs are manufactured nowadays


Link for Strollin Twin 3.5"/2.5" IDE/SATA HDD dock/Docking station-SD+HUB - eBay (item 290496585143 end time Jun-03-11 02:29:26 PDT)



http://cgi.ebay.com/Twin-3-5-2-5-IDE...item43a2f21db7


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30 May 2011   #42
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

This a treat thread. It should be made into a tutorial. It just shows that there are a lot of different types of external Hard drives as well as many uses for them. Doc deserves a big thank you for going to the trouble of providing a lot of useful information. Thanks Doc. Doc also deserves a rep for this thread, but the system won't let me do it. So, here's your public rep Doc.
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30 May 2011   #43
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
But Marty McFly said " Hey Doc, all the good electronic stuff is made in the Orient "
And can you tell us where this Marty Mcfly guy got his training...?
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30 May 2011   #44
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Doc, gotta link to that all-in-one?

Is this the same one? NEON all-in-one Dual HDD dock



That one at Amazon looks exactly the same. About the same price depending on Amazon's shipping charges.
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31 May 2011   #45
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

For those of you who have esata connections or can live with a USB 2.0 just scored my second one of these. Yes they come with 2 1TB Green drives but I can tell you I've had zero issues with the first. Cool feature is you can pop out the 1TB Green and replace with any wd drive. So I will bid my time and then up grade to 2-3 TB drives as needed for the future. When you do the math it's almost like you're getting the case for free........sometimes I hate my logic ! Oh I got mine via Amazon and got free shipping as well.
JR.com: Western Digital WDH2Q20000N My Book Studio II 2TB External Dual-Drive in Hard Drives
This is whats loaded:
http://biz.tigerdirect.com/applicati...9779&CatId=139
Then wait for these to fall in price and short sell my greens:
http://biz.tigerdirect.com/applicati...9129&CatId=139
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31 May 2011   #46
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
For those of you who have esata connections or can live with a USB 2.0 just scored my second one of these. Yes they come with 2 1TB Green drives but I can tell you I've had zero issues with the first. Cool feature is you can pop out the 1TB Green and replace with any wd drive. So I will bid my time and then up grade to 2-3 TB drives as needed for the future. When you do the math it's almost like you're getting the case for free........sometimes I hate my logic ! Oh I got mine via Amazon and got free shipping as well.
JR.com: Western Digital WDH2Q20000N My Book Studio II 2TB External Dual-Drive in Hard Drives
My only real concern is the RAID 0 configuration on this device. But the price is hard to beat. As you said, it's like getting the enclosure for free, since the 1TB Caviar Greens are $58 each at NewEgg, so $116 for the drives and a you will find it hard to get a 2 drive enclosure of any quality for $23.
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31 May 2011   #47
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

FYI, it's easily configured to Raid 1 as well !
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19 Jun 2011   #48
standardsanders

AZ
 
 

I've been looking at getting one of these docks, are they decent for an always on external drive or would I be better off getting a proper enclosure?

sorry if I necro'd this
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19 Jun 2011   #49
DocBrown

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

Welcome standardsanders

I have 3 different brands of the Docks. All seem to function fine as I leave most of my computers turned ON all the time.
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19 Jun 2011   #50
standardsanders

AZ
 
 

ah very nice, now to decide on one. been limited to a 120 gig drive on my old motherboard as it only has IDE.
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