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April 25, 2005, 11:42 pm
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Re: about USB external cases
Any drive that you would put into a 5.25" external case is going to need
a power supply of some sort -- it just won't run off of the USB power.
So that leaves you the choice of having the PS built into the case or
being an external dongle. Personally I have enough bits and pieces lying
about and wouldn't consider an external to be of any benefit. For that
reason when I bought my Firewire/USB2 external case for my old Plextor
DVD-RW recently I went for the internal supply. BTW, even though the
dual interface proved to be more expensive (and the price seems to have
just gone up!) it seemed to be a good investment for future options.
[Knoxville, TN, USA]