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    What USB2 enclosure for a Samsung HD204UI 2TB?

    I currently have a Samsung 500GB drive in an Icy Box enclosure. I'm thinking of buying a Samsung HD204UI 2TB and I'd like to know if the Icy Box's are still a good brand of enclosure. My budget for an enclosure is about £30-£40.

    Any suggestions for something 'better' than Icy Box?

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    Re: What USB2 enclosure for a Samsung HD204UI 2TB?

    I got this DAS which can take two disks for around £60:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/edges...osure-via-usb2

    It has USB2.0 and e-SATA and an 80MM exhaust fan meaning the disks are kept cool.

    This enclosure can also take two disks and is USB2.0 only but is around £47:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/icy-b...backup-inc-fan

    There is also a 2 disc USB3.0 enclosure for around £63:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/icy-b...b-30-interface


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    Re: What USB2 enclosure for a Samsung HD204UI 2TB?

    Cheers CAT-THE-FIFTH.

    With any of those products can I put two Samsung 2TB disks in and have Windows see them as separate disks? I.e. see them as two 2TB drives and not a merged 4TB drive? A quick check of Wikipedia shows I need JBOD?

    The £63 Icy Box USB3.0 enclosure looks nice so that's winning the race.

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