View Full Version : HDD Caddy recomendations.

12-08-2014, 03:30 PM
I have several HDDs, some are ok, some are quite suspect.

To make it easier to check them, I have thought of using a caddy. I have looked at Easyswap Pro+ which fits into a 5 1/2" bay (USB2) and a Digitus DA-71035 external USB3.

Any thoughts on these two or would you recommend something else to consider.

Terry Porritt
12-08-2014, 04:11 PM
I use Vipower mobile sata racks :http://en.vipower.com/products01.php?CID=121&PageID=118

Paradigm used to stock them, but I don't think they do now. Ascent have this model :http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=8374475

I have 3 of these which are all plastic with key lock, and 3 aluminium bodied ones which have a slide swich. Unfortunately the two types are not interchangeable.

If you are going to fit caddies into 5 1/2" bays then SATA may be better, otherwise if the caddy is external then it would need to be USB.

I modified one inner tray to take a SSD drive.

12-08-2014, 09:01 PM
what do u mean by several HDDs

12-08-2014, 09:25 PM
What will work better, especially if only testing is a Hard Drive Dock, Something like http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=410408 Simply plug in Via USB, snap the drive in. Saves having to dismantle enclosures all the time.

Do a google search for Hard Drive Dock, there's plenty of them, different brands etc.