Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 167
  • Last Modified:

Which external hd case to choose?

Hi.I am thinking of using a 40gb hdd as external but I don't know which case to choose.(My pc supports usb 2.0).One guy suggested that I buy this one :

http://www.globalwin.com.tw/products/hdd_case/travelbox.html

What do u think?

Thnx.
0
skiabox
Asked:
skiabox
  • 2
1 Solution
 
LimeSMJCommented:
There are a lot to choose from.  Here's more to look at:

http://www.newegg.com/app/searchProductResult.asp?Submit=Go&Range=1&DEPA=0&bop=and&description=external+enclosure&InnerCata=92

Basically the differences are aesthetics...  just make sure it supports USB 2.0 and has a power supply.
0
 
Arno KosterCommented:
for future possibilities, you might consider buying one with both USB2.0 and FireWire interfaces.

also, some external cases are without power-supply, the power is transferred by the USB bus.
0
 
timbatteyCommented:
Another thing to check is the spped (RPM) of the drive. it'll really annoy you if its slow
0
 
LimeSMJCommented:
Keep in mind that the maximum throughput of USB 2.0 is 480MBps which converts to about 60MB/s transfer rate.  Don't expect to see the same access and transfer speeds as if the hard drive was directly connected internally at ATA100 (or higher).
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now