[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 SolvedWD MyBook 1T external drive- how do i remove the case so i can get at the usb port? Forum Where is your external hard drive when it is plugged in? Is it ok sitting on top of my tower case with slight vibration? Forum I have installed windows 7 on a desktop and a 120 gig hard drive in a usb 20 external case, on the first plug in it detected t Forum SolvedMagnet go close to an external hard drive Forum SolvedWD 1 TB External Hard Drive Question.... Need new case? Forum Problem with changing WD external hard drive case. Forum SolvedExternal monitor not working with laptop closed Forum eSATA or USB casing better for my external hard drive ? Forum SolvedI want to do an odd set up for closed loop cooler in case Forum SolvedOpen Case/ Closed Case Forum SolvedLaptop lid closed, external display - No sound Forum Do desktop external drive bays cases exist? Forum 40gb WD Hard Drive In External Case Won't Show Up On PS3 Forum Hard Drive recovery using existing external hard drive case? Forum I have a external hard drive but the case broke where the usb plugs in is it pos Forum Old hard drive put into a external case - help Forum My old case of external hard drive was damaged. I bought a new one but it did no Forum Best hard drive to place in external esata case for digital photo back Forum SolvedLooking for a better mITX case for my closed loop water cooling solution Forum Solvedclosed out question by mistake how to format a drive to install windows 7 oem or systems builder disk Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !