Question about HD caddies

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Sep 30, 2011

Question about HD caddies by T-hug at 4:47 PM (440 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. T-hug
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    Hi guys I have 2 x 1TB cavier green WD hard drives. Thing is I have no space in my tower to add them.
    I bought 2 x http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-2-0-SATA-IDE...=item3cb69ac973 which worked great for a while but then the plugs started to overheat and I could smell smoke.

    So I'm lookin for suggestions to house 2 x 1TB SATA HDs in a USB caddie. I looked on ebay but seems a lot of them have a 350GB limit which is weird.

    Any help much appreciated as I need these drives daily.
     
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    Why not just buy a external hard drive case?
     
  3. Frederica Bernkastel

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    Caddies are Enclosures, they're the same thing. I however suggest getting a hotswap dock (similar to what you used to use, only better and quite useful).
    Such as this(?)

    And I can't think of any good reason as to why there'd be a size limit other than age.

    You might want to learn how to read, that's exactly what he's asking for.
     
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    Can that hold 2 drives at once though I can't see it on the specs.
     
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    Considered going the NAS route?- many of those will house multiple drives and a few also have USB ports on to act as such should you so desire.

    Granted no USB but not much more than a proper reader/caddy and still well thin the price range of "necessary but preferably not expensive" hardware and in possession of 2 bays.

    Edit forgot to paste in the link
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/D-Link-ShareCenter.../dp/B004AIWOXY/
     
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    Thanks guys I'll look into these options.
     
  8. Astral_

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    I concur with FAST6191, NAS is great. Synology if you can afford it (and need the features), and your storage will serve so much more than your PC !
     

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