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Need help choosing an external HDD caddy/enclosure

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April 10, 2006 6:53:15 PM

Basically, I'm looking for an enclosure for an IDE or SATA hardrive that can connect to my PC through USB.

That's where the simplicities stop.

I also would like this enclosure to be able to output video to a TV, through S-Video or something akin. It should be able to support as many video codecs as possible, with Xvid and MKV being my two preferences.

The last detail is that I need this enclosure to be fairly cheap - under £50.

Thankyou for your help :D 
April 10, 2006 10:58:27 PM

Its more like you're asking for a computer in an enclosure.
It would need some type of video card to output video, plus a processor for DVD/MPEG, etc.
April 10, 2006 11:37:47 PM

But I have seen these around.

Just simply not quite what I need.
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April 11, 2006 12:29:00 PM

Thanks very much for your help.

The http://www.xpcgear.com/ue820mb.html especially is almost perfect.

Although I'd prefer a 3.5" enclosure as the drives are cheaper - or is this asking too much?

Thanks again.
April 11, 2006 11:48:33 PM

I really like that device alot, and it's just the sort of thing I'm looking for.

The only problem is that it costs around £150 ($250).

That is unfotunately too far out of reach for me and for that money I would be able to put together a basic Mini-ITX system.
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