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Need recommendation for an external hard drive case

Posted on 2006-06-13
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Hello,

     I am going to buy a 300G harddisk and an external hard drive case (USB 2.0) to use on a Windows 2000 Professional OS system. As I have heard that external hard drive cases are sometimes not functioning properly (i.e. not recognised by the OS), could anyone suggest a reliable drive case for my use.

     Moreover, for a 300G external harddisk, do I need to use a serial ATA internal bus drive case (instead of ATA-133) ? Is the firewire external interface much faster than a USB 2.0 interface ? Are there more information for the speed of the two interfaces ?

     Thanks for any suggestion.

Lawrence
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I would reccomend a Vantec  case, cheap and reliable.  A seagate ATA drive with 5 year warranty.  USB 2.0 is just as quick as firewire in theory but actual speeds with firewire are usually faster.

http://www.digit-life.com/articles/usb20vsfirewire/
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