Re: good external hard drives (e.g. WD Elements)?

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On Friday 17 Jul 2009 09:24:04 John Austin wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-07-17 at 01:08 -0700, Mick M. wrote:
> > --- On Fri, 7/17/09, Tim <[email protected]> wrote:
> > > From: Tim <[email protected]>
> > >
> > > > Just get a good HD, same as you'd want as an internal
> > >
> > > drive, and a
> > >
> > > > simple enclosure.
> > >
> > > It does appear to be one of those, I guess I'm hoping to
> > > see someone say
> > > they've used one and it has or hasn't presented any
> > > problems.
> >
> > I use some Dynex external USB boxes.
> > "DYNEX DX-HDEN10 USB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE ENCLOSURE 3.5"
> >
> > They are cheap to buy, well made and reliable, lots of them on eBay.
> > They are metal, and have an on/off switch.
> > I always have one plugged in but turned off.
> >
> > I have used drives from 20G to 300G in them  - never had a problem.
> > Just set the drive to master.
> >
> > Mick M
>
> I have been using IcyBox products for several years
> Just empty boxes with ext PS
> USB/PATA_drive
> USB/SATA/SATA_drive
>
> SATA/SATA_drive
> eSATA/SATA_drive
>
> Then there is the choice between "screw in" and "slide in" versions!!
>
I have an IcyBox screw-in type, and am very happy with it.

> http://www.raidsonic.de/
> One source in the UK
> http://www.scan.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=icybox
>
> OT
> My favourite is the internal trayless version
> IcyBox Trayless IB-168SK-B SATA to SATA HDD,
>
That looks... er... interesting :-)  OK, 3.5" to 5", but how do you use it?  
How is the connection made?

Anne

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