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Old 08-10-2012, 01:40 PM
Default Want to seriously test a NEW hard drive

On Wednesday 08 Aug 2012 13:53:22 Dale wrote:

> I don't use USB for drives, except the USB stick thingys.
> I have a question sort of related to this. Anyone can share info. I
> see boxes that hold drives in them and connect via ethernet or something
> like that. Do those work really well? I thought about getting one
> someday but I don't know what they do and how they do it EXACTLY. Is it
> like a small puter in there or some other means of getting the data
> across?
> Right now, I like having my drives in my Cooler Master case. The fan
> blows right on the drives so they stay nice and cool. But, I have given
> thought to having the non OS drives in one of those little boxes, maybe
> using RAID and mirroring the data on two drives.
> Just what magic is in those things?

These cradles/caddies and the like typically use USB and e-sata connectors.

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