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    Credit card NEARLY came out again...

    ...but not quite. I just got very moist indeed while reading about the

    Icy Box Hard Disk Drive Converter
    http://www.hexus.net/content/reviews...lld19JRD04MDg=
    Its a portable chassis that happens to look cool, that you whack an old HDD into, and it allows it to be used as a USB2 portable drive

    and as I just got a new 120 Gig drive ordered for Sair's PC, that'll leave a 30 gig spare...

    and then...BOOM...it turns out to need a power brick AND a kettle lead

    So close and yet so far

    Gutted

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    Looks so good though, and our Kezzy boy has one of those, I believe. He's rather chuffed with his. Also, s'only 25 notes, can't be bad, can it?

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    Even despite those they are pretty nifty! Got one for my sis in law with 160gb drive. Quick and useful. One of these portable hdd will always need external power.
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    The larger the drives a caddy supports the more likely the drive will use more than the peak 6w a USB port can supply. Limitation of the technology really...

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    but WHY IS THE POWER SUPPLY NOT BUILT IN AND THIN? Part of the casing. It doesnt need MAJOR JUICE...its not a PC....its a HDD and a pcb.

    And a KETTLE LEAD.....plleeeeeeeze

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    That is old fashioned, I give you. Even kettles don't need kettle leads these days.

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    Ah true - they could have used a barrel plug adaptor for the amount of amps that a HD takes...

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    I'm going to get one - for 25 quid, you cant really go wrong Looks pretty nice too.

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    Oh whinge whinge whine whine bitch cry It needs a kettle lead. Get over it It's a highly regarded hard drive enclosure. And it's cheap! Far cheaper than most.
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    Need more pics

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    the power supply allmost makes it, "not really portable" afterall its hardly a put in your pocket size


    not as posh, but 10 quid on ebay

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    i got a usb to ide cable with power molex jobby thing for 15 quid all in, its hella usefull! i can take any dvd rom to places and dudes whop aint got a dvd rom drive, jst plug iot in and get using, ssma ewith hdd's highly recomend it , no drivers needed either for xp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex
    Wonder what you would get out of a firewire caddie ?
    40-50Mb/s? But problem with firewire is not every PC has external firewire ports...

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