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 Post subject: External HD case (USB2/1394)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 9:20 pm 
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I'm getting a couple of WD2500BB hard drives in the next week.. wanted to just set them up in external cases... which do you guys think have the best performance..
Should i go USB2 or firewire?? I can go either way, but I want most performance.


I saw some on Newegg and I particularly liked this Speeze one, but don't know how these perform.. I was thinking of just get the 1394 or USB2 specific version to make it cheaper. can someone point me to reviews for any of these?

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 745&depa=0


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 9:46 pm 
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well, it seems that it comes with both, so in theory you can test both.

if i remember right, firewire is faster


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 9:52 pm 
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I wanted to get opinoins on whatever you guys have used and if anyone is familiar with this specific brand. SPEEZE..


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:18 am 
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I have this one:
http://www.byteccusa.com/product/enclosure/ME-350.htm

I can't really tell the difference between the speeds of USB2.0 and Firewire but I only use it for storage. I wouldn't use it for actually running programs from it.

The only enclosures that you can trust to be as fast as actually installing it in your machine would be the SATA kind. I'm assuming they're more expensive.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 2:26 pm 
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So you think it's not as fast externally?? =\ I'm thinking of using it for storage, and also hold Alcohol 120 images for my games.. i hate lugging around CD's to play LAN w/ my buddies.


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