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Old 10-17-2004, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm looking into buying a swapable hard drive system like this one . is this any good? does anyone have something like this or better? i'm want to get it because i have many old (10-20 gig) hard drives and want to see if it is worth the money.
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Yeah, I had these and they were VERY reliable. Extremley well worth the money.
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PCfreak91 $90 is outrageous. A hard disk rack should only be around $10-15. get something like this instead and buy extra trays for each hard disk if they're available

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...121-114&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/searchProd...ck&Order=votes

if you need the enclosure to be USB try these

http://www.newegg.com/app/searchProd...re&Order=votes
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ah hah, i didnt catch the price, ek is right.
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how much was the one you bought and do you have a link?
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PCfreak91 what kind of box do you want? a removable rack requires a deskop with a free 5.25 inch bay and a USB 2.0 enclosure requires a free USB port and probably AC power for the adaptor. if you can use a rack its much cheaper and much faster since it would be the same as connecting it directly to an IDE cable.
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Look at some of the other prices. 150$ for a 120gb ata-100 hdd! that is absolutely outrageous!
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yea i want to use a rack so i can swap them out and use them for certain things. i would just have to buy more of the swapable racks after i get the complete 5.25" swapable system, right?
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external hard drives are hot swappable as they are attached to USB or firewire, and both ports supports hot swapping.

in internal h/d's only S-ATA's are hot swappable.
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