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Old 02-11-2004, 03:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It's my opinion, but the external cases use their own/buy the cheapest controlers for the USB/Firewire bridge for the harddrives. There are a very few that use good quality components that I have seen. From the external drives that I have used, I would say that seagate is the best hands down. Maxtor is the worst. Lost 3 of 5 controlers for the cases and had to move the drives internal.
Now with SATA going external like SCSI, I don't know what to tell you as I have not had the chance to plat with them... But I should in the next few months..
Hope this helps.

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Old 02-11-2004, 04:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks. I have been skeptical of the internal drives in a box. Would you care to quote the specific "good quality components" that you have seen?

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