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Old June 12th, 2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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External HDD Case for WD Velociraptor

Hi Folks,

Just upgraded my OS/Apps drive to an Intel SSD, from a WD Velociraptor; but I want to be able to use the WD as an external hard drive. I bought a 3.5" case (Vantec Nexstar 3) but the Raptor's bulky built won't fit inside.

My question: is there an external hard drive case brand that would fit a Raptor drive?

The WD Velociraptor is a 300G/ WD3000GLFS.

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Old June 12th, 2012, 01:28 PM   #2
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I put mine in a 3.5" case using a 2.5 to 3.5 inch adaptor.
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Old June 12th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #3
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Re: External HDD Case for WD Velociraptor

I have gone to internal hot swap trays instead of external cases. I really like being able to pop a sata drive in and change it when I want. I have to use a program called hotswap but it works like a charm.

This is the product I purchased from Newegg.

Newegg.com - KINGWIN KF-1000-BK 3.5" Internal hot swap rack

There is an issue when using a Velocirator in that you have to use a credit card or something similar when removing the drive. It has a wire spring that will fall into the cooling part of the drive preventing it from coming out. Other that that issue I have found it to work with everything I have put in the rack.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 02:01 PM   #4
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I put mine in a 3.5" case using a 2.5 to 3.5 inch adaptor.
Hi Alan,

Any chance you can post a link to your adaptor?

Many thanks!
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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There is an issue when using a Velocirator in that you have to use a credit card or something similar when removing the drive. It has a wire spring that will fall into the cooling part of the drive preventing it from coming out. Other that that issue I have found it to work with everything I have put in the rack.
Thanks Richard!

Does the Kingwin charge you everytime you use the credit card? Or is the fee hidden like BofA? (Sorry, couldn't resist :)

Maybe I'll take Alan's advice and get a cable adapter instead. I think this one will work:

Newegg.com - Rosewill SATA 1.5 / 3.0 / 6.0 Gb/s Internal 2.5" & 3.5" HDD to USB 3.0 External Adapter w/ both 2.5" and 3.5" Black Silicon Protection Case for HDD
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