2783RE: [nslu2-general] HD Enclosure
- Oct 5, 2005Similar to you, I got a drive with a bad case. It was an EZQuest Cobra
120GB drive. The first one died within a week, and after fighting for a
month with the replacement drive it finally went down for good. I gave up
on the warranty and purchased an inexpensive but cool looking transparent
enclosure from Cyberguys PN#1630173 for $35, transferred the HD and it has
been rock solid for 2 months + now. The power and activity lights are out
of this world if you like a cool look. The case is plastic though, so
because I stand it on edge I pulled the top edge off and cut some cooling
slots in it (just in case the fan dies). It sits beside the Maxtor One
Touch 250 that is it's backup also connected to my Slug.
The Maxtor is only used for backup once a night and it spins down during the
day. The other drive gets heavy use by engineers using solidworks, AutoCad
and Office applications, not to mention that I use it as a deployment point
for installing the mentioned software. It has not shown any signs of
distress. Granted 2 months is not long, but if nothing else take this as a
serious vote against EZQuest.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Oisín Kenny
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 3:28 PM
Subject: [nslu2-general] HD Enclosure
I along with everybody else (it seems) that bought the Porsche 250gig USB2
drive have problems witht the NSLU2 and network drive disappearing, corrupt
This external unit however has a perfectly Seagate 7200rpm drive inside,
therefore I'd like to remove it from the case and fit it to a new case.
Can someone reccomend what the best USB2 enclosure for the Seagate 250 gig
drive to use with the NSLU2 would be??
I'd like one tat6 looks reasonably good, is obviously compatible and
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