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    External drive box for 2 x IDE to USB2

    Simple (or so I thought), as title says, looking for an external drive bay that will take 2 x 500Gb IDE drives and connect to USB2, doesn't need to support Raid.

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    No picture i'm afraid, but Scan do have one:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=535288

    More details here:
    http://www.raidsonic.de/en/pages/pro...8a2ee671f97a3d

    It is IDE as opposed to SATA though.

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    are you sure you couldn't use 2 individual cases.i looked at scan and all they had was a sata to firewire doesn't mean they don't exist
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    Did see this but it's really for 3 x 5 1/4" rather than 2 x 3.5" and I'd like to try and keep to as small a footprint as possible, I'll keep looking

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    No picture i'm afraid, but Scan do have one:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=535288

    More details here:
    http://www.raidsonic.de/en/pages/pro...8a2ee671f97a3d

    It is IDE as opposed to SATA though.

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    the third "bay" is actually the internal power supply and interface electronics.

    How about this one though?
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=340120

    Unfortunately is is SATA as opposed to IDE.

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    problem is that I have the 2 IDE drives already - I can see a bit of DIY taking place with an old conflake box and some gaffer tape......

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    Or just get two regular single drive boxes?

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