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    abu_has_the_power's Avatar I have cool stars
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    i'm thinking of buying 1 of those usb 2 or firewire hdd enclosures for $30 ish. i'll use it on my wd 120 gb. i have some qs:
    1. where will it get it's power? through the usb/firewire or do i need a separate power input?
    2. do those make the hdd really hot? that's bad

    and where can i get the best deal on a 3.5' hdd enclosure?

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    the power comes from the usb itself and if ur gonna enclose ur hdd u better buy a 80mm fan and attach it to the top of the enclosure to cool it down

    i almost busted my Maxtor 80GB as it reached 80C degrees....

    then i put it back to the case without the case

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    Originally posted by james_bond_rulez@16 January 2004 - 20:06
    the power comes from the usb itself and if ur gonna enclose ur hdd u better buy a 80mm fan and attach it to the top of the enclosure to cool it down

    i almost busted my Maxtor 80GB as it reached 80C degrees....

    then i put it back to the case without the case
    so the enclusure thing gets really hot?

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    get it from a good company and no

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    Should be fine if it has proper ventalation and has a fan in it.

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc....01&searchdepa=1

    Try that one.


    Oh and btw, most External Enclosures make you plug into a wall socket, like the one above does, because USB cant carry 5/12V DC.

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    Originally posted by _John_Lennon_@16 January 2004 - 21:08
    Should be fine if it has proper ventalation and has a fan in it.

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc....01&searchdepa=1

    Try that one.


    Oh and btw, most External Enclosures make you plug into a wall socket, like the one above does, because USB cant carry 5/12V DC.
    is that the cheapest out htere?

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    USB 5 volts max ave' is 4.8.
    1 = Pos'
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    3&4 = Data

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