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Old 10-19-2004, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi, i hvae a Western Digital 80gb hard drive that i will be taking out of my old computer and converting it to external for my new computer i just built. I was looking a enclosures and wasn't sure about what one to get? any suggestions?

I was looking at this one:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-126&depa=0

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Old 10-19-2004, 05:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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http://www.xoxide.com/exenclosure2.html how bout this? Looks pretty sweet.
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how do you turn internal to an external is there special cables or somthing
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No special cabling is needed. Just plug the hard drive into the cables in the enclosure and plug the enlsosure into your computer through USB or Firewire and you have an external hard drive.
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that kingwin kh-350UF-S is nice. I noticed that it had firewire and USB. is firewire much faster than usb2.0? should i look into one with both options?
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I think USB 2.0 is @ 450MB/s and Firewire is @ 400MB/s. Theres not much of a noticable difference. But your mobo has to support firewire or USB 2.0. I think your mobo supports both of those so nothing to worry about.
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