[CLOSED]Drive for external case Tags: Hard Drives Cases Storage Last response: November 25, 2009 12:29 PM in Storage Share Drive manufacturer preference Total: 1 vote (1 blank vote) Hitachi 0 % Samsung 0 % Seagate 0 % Western Digital 0 % Other 0 % kaikow November 25, 2009 11:28:57 AM I plan on buying AcomData Samba external case. This raises a few things in my mind, a sensitive subject these daze.. 1, Does drive RPM matter for an external case? Response is limited by USB 2, but might not faster drive improve things a bit? 2, Does type of SATA matter for an external case? Response is limited by USB 2, but might not faster SATA improve things a bit? 3. What about Sansung and Hitachi as alternatives to Seagate and WD? More about : closed drive external case Anonymous a b G Storage November 25, 2009 12:29:26 PM Hitachi have long made great drives (used to make all the IBM drives). Samsung used to be cheap and cheerful but along with other Korean brands have sharpened up their act greatly in the last 5 years. I'm speaking purely theoretically here, but your concerns about speed should be balanced by concerns about heat -- given that you acknowledge the speed limitations of USB. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumLooking for an External Enclousure Case for a Toshiba Laptop HDD. ForumHow to open Iomega external HD case ? Forum40gb WD Hard Drive In External Case Won't Show Up On PS3 ForumTwo Terabyte Hitachi hard drive in an external case stopped being recognized Forum3 G/s external harddrive with usb 3 enloseure case ? ForumI have a external hard drive but the case broke where the usb plugs in is it pos ForumExternal HDD Case ForumOld hard drive put into a external case - help ForumMy old case of external hard drive was damaged. I bought a new one but it did no ForumCan a internal hard disk in a external casing can be used as internal HDD perman ForumIdeal case for turning Internal HDD into External HDD ForumSSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? ForumHow do you turn on a sata drive in the bios? ForumNew hard drive shows wrong size Forum2nd Hard drive only showing half the space ForumMy external hard drive suddenly appears empty. it contained backups of my dvd co Forum[Solved] Can I use the 2.5" HDD in my desktop? My case supports 3.5" ForumDell Latitude D600 Hard Drive Running Hot Forum1 terabyte external desktop back up Forum[Solved] Pen drive different power consumption More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !