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Which external hd case to choose?

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Another thing to check is the spped (RPM) of the drive. it'll really annoy you if its slow
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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).
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