Internal HD with enclosures

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by irishgrizzly, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    #1
    I'm looking for more storage and am thinking a good (cheap) way of doing it would be to be a 3.5 HD enclosure and then I can buy multiple HDs cheaply, swapping them in the HD enclosure as I need.

    Has anyone done this? If so could you recommend a good setup? I'm thinking the ideal one would be one that is powdered through USB and can swich disks quickly.

    Thanks
     
  2. gwerhart0800 macrumors 6502

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    Loveland, CO
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    3.5" disks consume too much power to be powered via the USB connector. So, you need to reset your expectations. If you want a single "enclosure" that can be switched amongst several drives, then I would suggest something like:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/NewerTech/Voyager/Hard_Drive_Dock

    These are docks that you can put a drive in the top without having to screw anything into an enclosure.
     

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