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- External Hard Drive Question
September 23, 2006, 9:17 pm
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and have seen several for sale that appear to be a kit of some sort with a
standard 3.5" hard drive in it. They advertise USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible
and hot swappable with out rebooting.
My question is does any of you have any experience with these? After all
isn't that all an external drive from Western Digital is?
Re: External Hard Drive Question
How handy are you? For < $15 you can get a 3.5" USB 2.0 enclosure and mount
any PATA drive you like into it. I'm sure that there are SATA enclosures out
there as well, but no idea what they cost.
Now, if you want the fancy USB enclosure that has a "backup" button, then
you'll spend a bit more for a complete kit.