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Old 04-10-2009, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking for advice on what kind of enclosure I can use to case a seagate momentus 5400.3 160GB laptop HD. never done it, looks quite straight-forward - if i can find the proper case. Suggestions? Recommendations - just need to slave it for the music & pics stored on it.
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Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Computer Cases,External Enclosures,2.5",Aluminum,USB 2.0,

Find out if its an IDE or SATA drive,and then take your pick.
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Indeed that drive come in both sata and ide flavours. If its the sata one then I would go with this icydock;
Newegg.com - ICY DOCK MB663UB-1S Aluminum body w/ partial plastic 2.5" Silver USB 2.0 External Enclosure - External Enclosures
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I love Icydock enclosures. I have a full size SATA one, and I love the heck out of it. Was expensive, but well worth it. Bought a cheap enclosure as well...crapped out on me after a few months of using it...my Icydock is still going strong.
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The beauty of the icydocks is that the casing acts as a massive heatsink its simple but effective. The components they use are quality aswell leading to an alround good product that at the same time looks good.
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Indeed; can't beat an Icydock .
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