I had a spare 40 gig Seagate from my old PC lying about so bought an external enclosure for £20.45 click here only got it today and the instructions were a bit sketchy I thought but it works perfectly, very pleased with it. Theres no picture of it yet so I wasn't sure what colour it was, its basically aluminium very nice solid feel with light blue plastic sides and a light blue plastic cradle for it to sit in sideways and 2 leds at the front to show power on and drive reading/writing and a power switch on the back. Comes with driver CD and a USB cable and power supply. Usual Novatech quality unit and a good idea if you have an old hard drive lying about.
You shouldn't really jump into someone elses thread Mavericke it would have been better to start your own thread but since you asked yes just get something like this click here notice there are 2 types SATA and normal, if you want to use a SATA drive you need a SATA enclosure. I have to stress although I have SATA setup in a RAID configuration I have never tried this so do not know if it has problems. I bought this last week and use an old Seagate 40 gig IED in it and it worked fine click here nice silver unit with light blue trim as it happens, no picture unfortunatly but very fast providing you have USB 2.0
I have my external drives made in a Belkin enclosure with a standard Maxtor IDE drive.
I've had two commecial exteranl drives in the past - both of which have failed on me. On looking inside, in both cases, the drive was a cheapo unbranded type with no ID whatever. For the price I paid for the two, I could have had three DIY ones.
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