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Old March 4th, 2006, 08:16 PM   #1
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Can I do this or am I missing something

Hi guys,
Clear and simple - I need an external drive. I've looked at prices of external drives such as Maxtor and WD and then looked at induvidual prices for internal HDDs and Cases. Can I just buy a normal hardddive separately and put it into a case? I think I can but I might be missing something crucial.

Take this for example. I'm looking at this drive: http://www.scorptec.com.au/index.php?prdid=4593

And this case:
http://www.scorptec.com.au/index.php?prdid=18431

Can I do this? Because really the saving are quite significant. Has anyone else done this? Is there anything specific I should know, for example ATA100 or ATA133 aren't compatible with cases or something...

I'd appreciate any info on this issue. Cheers,

Alex
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Old March 4th, 2006, 08:26 PM   #2
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Alternately, you can buy internal drives and buy the firewire/usb enclosure, and put it together to make an external drive. I have two of 'em. They seem to work fine, and it was a little cheaper than buying the external drives.
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Old March 4th, 2006, 08:56 PM   #3
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That's exactly what I meant. Just as a curisousity, what are the specs for the drives and case (eg speed, intreface, etc)
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Old March 5th, 2006, 07:50 PM   #4
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Ok, sorry, I'm not that computer savvy (I can't get the computer to tell me the brand name/model of the drive), and I got these drives a while ago. As far as I can remember they're seagates (maybe only one is). One of them is a 150MB drive, the other is an 80 MB drive. The enclosures I have are an adaptec, and a nextar 2. They're built for 3.5" hard drives, so make sure everything you have matches up. Theyr'e also both firewire/USB. I got the enclosures at Fry's, don't remember about the drives themselves. Best Buy, or maybe one was from Fry's. The enclosures were around $50 or less each, the drives--I don't recall. Hope some of this is helpful.
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