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What is the best eSATA enclosure?

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Last response: in Storage
January 27, 2011 12:42:37 AM

I care about speed most, I don't care about how robust the enclosure itself is, I will mod it to hell if it's not that good.

Main requirements, cheap, fast.

If somehow it can work without the enclosure itself, that would be great, as it should cut the price, and I'll not be afraid of the HDD not being able to fit in the enclosure.

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January 27, 2011 11:34:47 PM


Does it work with a notebook? I have a notebook not a desktop. (Sorry, I don't know how these things exactly work, hence the dumb question)
a b G Storage
January 28, 2011 1:05:07 AM

No the product I linked to will only work on a desktop.

For a notebook you will need to use an enclosure because you need an external power supply to power your esata drive.
January 28, 2011 1:44:07 AM

Thank you.

Someone suggested using this: Seagate GoFlex

The cable is too short, what options do I have to put the HDD 6-9 feet (2-3 meters) further?
a b G Storage
January 28, 2011 2:41:38 AM

Make sure your notebook has an eSATAp port to power the GoFlex.

The max cable length for eSATA is 2 meters.
January 28, 2011 2:45:15 AM

It does.

So, I'll get a 2 meters one. Will this eSATA cable work? or should it also be powered? I don't see any powered ones!