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Old 03-23-2004, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking of putting my hard drive in that removable case which fits in the 5.25 inch drive.

is it called an IDE mobile rack?

if it is, i came across some IDE mobile racks which had fans built in them, do they work as hard drive fans, thus cooling them.
can you guys recommend one of them?
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Old 03-23-2004, 08:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you should be aware that a removeable rack requires at least 2 computer desktops to have this rack installed, otherwise you could remove the hard disk and store it in a safe vault. not really useful.

an external drive enclosure is something completely different. it is a box that you can put any IDE drive into it like cd-rom or hard disk. they use either USB or firewire and you can just plug them into any computer. you don't need to install any hardware into each computer. this may be what you really wanted.

here are some:

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...=0&Order=votes
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Or maybe the cooling was all youre looking for? Try these:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...roperty&DEPA=1
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yes, it is basically the cooling issue i had been enquiring about ealier on.
shrapnill i could not follow the link you had posted
some one told me if left my computer open from the sides it would be ok, since leaving the computer open would provide "natural cooling"

any thoughts on that
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yea u can just put a cooler on top of the HD. I had one before but it didn't really help since id idn't have a cooling problem. But for you it shoudl work wonders...
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there is no space for me to put a cooler on the drive.
the 3.5 bay is completely full
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hmm well i know in my case there is like more slots on the bottom to fit like 6 more HD's but thats my case... the Xaser III
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Originally posted by rookie1010
there is no space for me to put a cooler on the drive.
the 3.5 bay is completely full
why dont u have it hanging out the side
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what kind of case do u have anyway? Thats pretty bad that u dont have enough room for a HD cooler...
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i have a compaq presario and i dont have room either
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