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Hello,

I am looking for an external casing (USB if possible) that can accomodate two or more hard disks. I want this for my personal use.

Ay idea where I can find something like this?

Thanks
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by:Yan_west
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Is this what you need?

if you need to search google further for this, you need to search for "external enclosures"

http://www.bixnet.com/exen.html
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by:DoTheDEW335
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I do not believe they are in exsistance,(I would think they would be)Ii've never seen any even mentioned before. I know you can get single ones cheap like Yan posted above. Here is another example of a single:

http://www.directron.com/5cdcddvdandh.html
http://store.topmic.com/cosu5inalusb.html

I wouldn't recommend a duel enclosure even if you found one unless it had a few fans in it. HDD's run pretty warm these days and it would be a much better idea to use a few single enclosures with fans.

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by:abriggs1
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IF your dead on having 2 HDD running usb Linksys has a internet storage device you hook up to your lan works great. Cheack it out.   http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=35&scid=43&prid=640

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DoTheDEW335 earned 400 total points
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Those are for RAID configurations, are you going to setup your PC as RAID? Does your MB have a RAID controller? If not you might want to look into it more and see if it's what you really want to do. I would think if you only want 2 more HD's you should just use 2 single enclosures with fans. But if your looking into using and setting up a RAID array, then you found what you were looking for. (I was only looking for NON-RAID configurations for you)
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by:kalmen
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I see... Well, I wanted to have something outside my PC that is also redundant. A friend of mine had a casing that takes two hardisks and a firewire connection, it also had its own controller... they cost $50, but I don't know where to find them. Have you ever heard of these?

Thanks.
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by:Yan_west
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2 disk in a redondant config for 50$.. that's pretty much impossible I think.. Else, the link I gave you about the external enclosure is the only thing you'll find that is cheap i think..
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by:kalmen
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maybe i'm confused about exactly what it was... but thanks y'all for everything.
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Your welcome, thanks for the accept. If you talk to your friend and find out what enclosure he has please post it to clarify it for us. Good luck with your choice!
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