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    Scan in Best Gizmo Since Sliced bread affair!!

    Just thought I'd put up a quick little post about a little item I purchased last week

    I've been upgrading my Internals and am a proud owner of an AM2 board which is great apart from a low number of IDE channells ( IE 1)

    Not wanting to throw my perfectly good IDE drives away I invested in one of these.



    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=138544

    and its fapping brilliant

    half the price of any external enclosures and I can add extra drives or even another optical drive for zero hassle !
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    Agreed. These things are so easy to use, and save me faffing about with IDE cables...thank god
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    cool, gonna get one on my next order

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    I've always been meaning to get 1 of these as they are handy for checking what's on old drives and also file transfers.

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    for a under a tenner you can't go wrong - definatly one of those things to add on if you need to bump your basket up to qualify for free delivery !

    I'd almost be tempted to get another one if I could find some form of y plug to run two from the same power feed.
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    How do these get power? is there a mains power brick, or does it come from an internal molex?

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    Mains Brick - goes into the unit and they then have a molex on a fly lead to connect to the drive.

    comes with an adaptor to fit laptop hd's too !
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    yea ive got one they come in handy
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    what section are these in?

    i was looking for something like that the other day but couldn't find it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moby-Dick
    comes with an adaptor to fit laptop hd's too !
    Might be useful for Trig and his mate with the chunky laptop drive.

    Not the best solution - granted but it's still sort of a semi-portable drive

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    They are in the " Hard Drives - External Enclosure (3.5"-5.25"/Misc) "

    Link:-
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=138544


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    bought one of these outta maplin last year.

    its good because u dont just need to use hard drives, i used to use it when all the drive bays were taken on my media pc, to attach up a dvd-drive to install stuff from classy!

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    i'm sure i looked there. oh well. never mind

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    Nice, just need something to convert 2.5" to 3.5"...

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    They come with an adaptor for laptop drives trig
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    Very good and handy, although if I have it attached and switched my Ultra-D hangs at POST.

    There is a very similar SATA model which is also handy
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