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tweezak
April 9th, 2011, 07:09 PM
Hey, all.

I've searched but haven't really found much.

I'm retiring my old tower and want to take the IDE drive out of it and use it as an external on my netbook which I am now "docking" at my desk.

I think the drive is a 320GB and my main concerns are stability, bootability and heat. It doesn't need to be USB powered because it will only be used at my desk.

So, if you have an IDE enclosure that you are happy with, please speak up!

Thanks!

dabl
April 9th, 2011, 10:34 PM
I got this one, to get a USB 3 interface: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182211

Cuts the full backup time way down, compared to USB 2. But it's not the cheapest you can find, if USB 2 is good enough.

tweezak
April 17th, 2011, 10:33 PM
I got this one, to get a USB 3 interface: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182211

Cuts the full backup time way down, compared to USB 2. But it's not the cheapest you can find, if USB 2 is good enough.

That's for SATA drives. I need IDE.