View Full Version : WTB: External Drive Enclosures
12-05-2004, 10:21 AM
I'm looking for two (at least one) external drive enclosures. I need one that will hold a 5.25" drive and one 3.5" drive (can only use USB). Thought I would check here before paying retail from somewhere. PM me here if you are looking to get rid of one.
12-05-2004, 10:55 AM
I have one and its by Bytecc... Accepts 5.25 drive or 3.5 drive
Asking $30 shipped... Let me know
12-05-2004, 10:59 AM
Does it come with a USB cable?
12-05-2004, 12:29 PM
yes it comes with a USB cable and the Power supply cable... Its just plug and play
12-05-2004, 12:57 PM
Okay, give me a little bit to think about it. I just had a thought today that I might decide to buy an older box to throw the CD-RW and HD into instead of spending $60 on two enclosures.
12-05-2004, 01:01 PM
so you want 5.25 and 3.5?? Cause this one supports only one at a time...
12-05-2004, 01:20 PM
Yeah, I have a Sony 52x CD-RW and an 80GB WD HD. I need to use both of them. I saw one enclosure on pricewatch that was hot-swappable, but I really fear handling the HD that much, let alone putting it in an enclosure at all. I think those HD's are only rated to a couple of G's (I also read somewhere dropping from 1 inch high) before you jam the head.
So basically I either need two enclosures like you have, one that is hot swappable, or a cheap rig to plug them both into.
12-05-2004, 01:23 PM
well I would go for two enclosures cause you dont want to mess with the HD and its going to be hot... Or a external exclosure which can handle both...But that costs around $100...
12-05-2004, 02:07 PM
Yeah, no way am I spending $100 on an enclosure. I will look around and get back to you in a day or so. Thanks for replying.
12-06-2004, 05:05 PM
Hey Delta, I think I'll go ahead and do it. I came here to tell you that I thought I was going to wait, but I want to be able to access my backed up data on HD. I am going to email you through here or PM you if that doesn't work.
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