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Best enclosure

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Kejaha, 3 May 2006.

  1. Kejaha

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    Joined: 25 Apr 2006

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    Location: Solihull

    I am about to buy 2 enclosures. But I am lost as there are so many. So you experts, which is the best for a 250gb hd? (around £25)!!
     
  2. ChrisLX200

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    Quite like the Icy Box (USB + Firewire) myself. The one with the pretty blue lights is cool...
     
  3. ErNciLator

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    Joined: 26 Jan 2006

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    Icy Box *** defo.
     
  4. rpstewart

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    Location: Greenock, Scotland

    Anything that doesn't have a fan in it. The first one I bought had a 25mm cooling fan in the front and it's got the most annoying high pitched whine. Suffice to say it got the boot fairly quickly.
     
  5. Kejaha

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    Great it looks like an Icy Box then. But which one? Please? I am not being lazy but so many stores sell them I am lost for thebest bargain.
     
  6. ChrisLX200

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    Icy Box External Enclosure IB-351UE-B-BL Firewire + USB Combo - Black/LED (CA-006-BT), but it's showing out of stock with 1-3 days before new stock. Depends how much of a hurry you're in!
     
  7. Mr Spew

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    Joined: 6 Oct 2005

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    Location: Shropshire/Northampton

    I was just about to ask the same question!

    Is it easy to switch between hard drives inside, and is it just decent for IDE, or are SATAs fine too?