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Old 10-27-2010, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default SSD External Enclosures

I'm looking at a slim external enclosure that I can put my OCZ Vertex 30GB SSD in.

Now, some of them are 2.5" (laptop) orientated, while others are compatible with SSDs, and some don't say. But other than their word, I cannot tell the difference, they don't always show the insides.

I don't want to spend a lot on this, but I do need some promise that my SSD will work.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure mine can support SSDs.

ULTRA Enclosure

It comes with an eSATA backplane if you want to use it. I put the eSATA backplane in on my vertical PCI slot, on the back of my case.
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I have ESATA on my board and case. The thing I do not like about some, is it needs a power cord to run. I want one with only a simple usb connection. You don't need all that power to run an SSD
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Default Re: SSD External Enclosures

Here is a cheaper model then. I just thought you might want eSATA for faster transfers.
Ultra ULT40243 Aluminus Hard Drive Enclosure 2.5 SATA to USB 2.0, Brushed Aluminum at TigerDirect.com

I don't need to use the Power Cable for my 5400RPM Drive.
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Oh no, I'm just putting on my 30GB SSD. Speed isn't really important.
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Default Re: SSD External Enclosures

I would probably try this one if it was for me.
Newegg.com - ICY DOCK MB668U-1SB Aluminum body w/ partial plastic 2.5" Black USB 2.0 Tool-Less External Enclosure with One-Touch Backup (OTB) Function

If I just wanted something cheap I might try this one.
Newegg.com - VANTEC NexStar TX NST-210S2-BK Aluminum 2.5" USB 2.0 External Enclosure
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I was actually looking at that ICY. No tools needed.
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I only chose the ULTRA because of its nice design.
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Oh no, I'm just putting on my 30GB SSD. Speed isn't really important.
Speed is the REASON you'd get an SSD...
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I have a 60GB SSD. Boo-yah!

I'll look around. I have to wait for mid next month.
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