Hot-swap USB hard drive.

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by fellow, Sep 27, 2004.

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    fellow Guest

    Sure, yo can buy a USB2 hard drive, but it's expensive for what it does, and
    suppose you have 5 machines that you want to back up. I was thinking of 5
    hard drives in their own caddy, and a single IDE-USB2 converter, so saving
    on the cost of the other 4. Trouble with this is that the HD IDE connector
    isn't designed to be un/plugged that many times, and perhaps likewise with
    the IDE connector on the converter. What would you do if you had 5 machines
    to backup with 5HDs?

    fellow, Sep 27, 2004
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    David Besack Guest

    What would you do if you had 5 machines
    How much backing up do you have to do? Can't you just buy one really big
    hard drive. Lacie has terabyte drives now.

    Or if it's really that much, you could put together a stripped down computer
    with a network card and several hard drives, and use that as your network
    file storage. A full tower case and a mobo with 2 IDE channels and an SATA
    channel could get you a 6-drive server, that's potentially over 2 TB.
    David Besack, Sep 27, 2004
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    Ron Reaugh Guest

    Checkout the KingWin KF-83 and KF-23-IPF ~$30.
    Ron Reaugh, Sep 27, 2004
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    fellow Guest

    Wow, never hear of a USB enclosure and it sounds that it might be OK for
    what I want. Got a link?
    fellow, Oct 1, 2004
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