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    External Hard Drive Enclosure - Cascadable!

    I'm looking for and External USB or Firewire Hard Drive Enclosure which you can cascade together? Or even a ready build one (maxtor, seagate etc.)

    I've only seen one such type made by ULTRA products, but no one seems to stock it in the UK?

    http://www.ultraproducts.com/product...roducts_id=249

    Review here:

    http://www.ultraproducts.com/product...roducts_id=249


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    Quote Originally Posted by visidigi
    Sales Phone Number
    +44 (0) 870 727 2140
    Customer Service
    +44 (0) 870 727 2160
    Technical Support
    +44 (0) 870 727 2170
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    uksupport@ultraproducts.com

    Call Em

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    Thanks for suggesting the obvious......I did call them before posting the thread. The only people selling Ultra products in the UK are Simply Computers and KustumPC, and neither are stocking the enclosures or likely to in the near future.

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    sorry for suggesting the obvious, you did not say you had called them, so how was I to know?

    I would call them back and advise them that neithe rof thier suppliers have them so what can they do for you.

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    Not exactly what you want, but I have just bought two of the new Maxtor 300Gb 7200rpm 8Mb cache external USB2/Firewire drives.

    You can cascade the firewire on them, as I have it like that on my laptop at the moment.

    Amazon selling them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxile
    Not exactly what you want, but I have just bought two of the new Maxtor 300Gb 7200rpm 8Mb cache external USB2/Firewire drives.

    You can cascade the firewire on them, as I have it like that on my laptop at the moment.

    Amazon selling them
    Actually this would also be useful if you can cascade using the firewire port.

    May I ask, does the PC see the two drives separately with two drive letters, or as one big drive?

    Also, how much noise does it make and does it have a built-in cooling fan, or is it a passive as such?

    Your thoughts will be appreciated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by milanlad
    Actually this would also be useful if you can cascade using the firewire port.

    May I ask, does the PC see the two drives separately with two drive letters, or as one big drive?

    Also, how much noise does it make and does it have a built-in cooling fan, or is it a passive as such?

    Your thoughts will be appreciated?

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    It sees them as two big drives. They come pre-formatted in Fat32, but it's simple to convert them to NTFS ( assuming you're using XP/W2K of course ).
    They are virtually silent in operation and come with all the cabling you need.

    The exact model I have is here:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...666192-8810266

    It's my review on the page too

    I didn't search for any other supplier, as I can only generally use Amazon, but to be honest, I've always been really happy with the speed of delivery and customer service, I wouldn't look elsewhere anyway

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