external USB drive recs (Re: [ILUG] OT: mirroring an external
conor.daly_ilug at cod.homelinux.org
Tue Aug 12 22:28:13 IST 2008
On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 08:50:42PM +0000 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Justin Mason thought:
> So anyway, I now suspect the USB HD enclosure, probably it's failing to
> provide adequate cooling. So I want to replace that. Can anyone recommend
> a reliable enclosure for plain old PATA -> USB2? Low power consumption
> is pretty important fwiw, and I of course already have a disk to put
> in it...
Marx computers used to do an 'icy box' USB enclosure though it would get
pretty hot. I use a 'mobile rack IDE cage'
for my backup drive. Not hot-swapable though, power down, insert the
drive, power up. That's fine for my sporadic backups at home thus far.
Conor Daly <conor.daly at cod.homelinux.org>
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