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Recommendation for External HD Case
Posted by: Microman
Date: July 20, 2021 09:15AM
May need one that can hold a 3.5" Sata, and another to hold the 2.5" 640 Gb Scropion...

Any thoughts on what would be a good choice from the search on Amazon?


Or what you purchased that you like?
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Re: Recommendation for External HD Case
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: July 20, 2021 11:15AM
I've been happy with Orico. Make sure it has UASP.
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Re: Recommendation for External HD Case
Posted by: Gareth
Date: July 20, 2021 11:30AM
They're all probably very similar. I'd make cable connections a priority.

For instance, I wouldn't buy a drive that uses a USB-A connector. That means (depending on the computer), you need to find a USB-A to USB-A cable if you lose or can't find the original cable. For me, I just don't have many of those. I have many Micro USB 3.0 cables, but at this point, for a bit of "future" proofing, I might look at USB-C cases, especially if you're using it with a USB-C computer.

For 3.5" cases, my preference has been ones with built-in power supplies, but those were already hard to find, so not sure how available they are with USB-C. Drawback is that they will have a fan, so they might be a bit noisier than cases with an external power brick, but again, I like the cable simplicity.
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