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External HDD Case

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tjay73, Aug 16, 2006.

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  1. tjay73

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    Is there such thing as a case for an IDE HDD so I can connect it via USB? Something not so expensive, $20 and under. If u need more info just ask.

    thanx
     
  2. rhynes

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    yep, you can get cases for cd drives, sata and ide hard drives, laptop drives... Check your local computer store and be sure to get usb. There are some that cost more cause they allow for both usb and firewire.
     
  3. tjay73

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    hey thanks
     
  4. bob6715

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    go to tigerdirect.com and look at the ULTRA series of external devices cost was under 30.00 when i ordered it and it comes with the usb cable, it is as fast as an internal ide setup, More expensive ones from ULTRA come with a hard drive installed
    good luck
    bob6715(y)
     
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    thanks, looked on newegg and found one for 40 bux

    i then went on ebay and got the 'opened once, unused' version for 25 bux ;)
     
  7. JohnWill

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    There are tons of external enclosures at Newegg for less than $40. Truthfully, I can't recall ever spending $40 for an external enclosure.
     
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    Personally, I have never had good results with Adaptec products and I especially wouldn't want a "refurbished" unit.

    If I were buying an Adaptec Product I would get the one from Newegg so that you at least have a 1 year warranty.

    Just my opinion.
     
  10. tjay73

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    already purchased :( still have a 30 day warranty from the ebay store i bought it from tho

    what kinds of things happened to u while using adaptec products? do they overheat easily?
     
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    Like I said, there are lots of enclosures that cost less, my external drives are running in three enclosures that cost me $14/ea, and they work fine.
     
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