View Full Version : Recommendations for hard drive caddy?

John H
28-05-2003, 06:34 PM
Hi folks

I have just had a hard drive replaced by the manufacturer because the original was faulty. As there is a faster new C drive with higher specs in my PC, I will use the new replacement solely as a back up drive.

My thoughts are to set it up as a removeable drive using a caddy, so I can store it off site from my office (in a secure cupboard elsewhere on the property).

Do you have any recommendations for the hardware (eg brand, specs) to house the drive? As it will only be used for back up purposes, and will therefore not be powered on all the time, is one fan sufficient (I believe they come with rear fans, or both front and rear)?

Any comments/recommendations welcomed. Thanks.


Terry Porritt
28-05-2003, 08:47 PM
Well, Ive bought mine from Dick Smith, and have a mixture of older 40 wire IDE cable types and the newer 80 wire ones. Even though the cheaper plastic one says it supports DMA/66, electrically it is identicle to the dearer die-cast model which says DMA/100. There is no problem with it running at DMA/100. In fact the description was changed when the die-cast one appeared. They both have 80 wire IDE cables inside.

This is the model (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/3ed46771053efc60273fc0a87f99070e/Product/View/XH5067) that I have several of, the current price is $34.

The part number is XH5067.

Terry Porritt
28-05-2003, 08:50 PM
Forgot to add, it's not a bad idea to disconnect the fan, they are very cheap and noisy. If you are concerned about heat, just dont fit the louvred covers over the HDD

John H
29-05-2003, 09:47 AM
Thanks Terry - sounds great. I will get two units (or caddies if they are sold separately) and put the little back up drive that is currently D drive in a caddy as well, so I can swap the new replacement drive and the little one as I choose.

Thanks for your advice.


Terry Porritt
29-05-2003, 11:24 AM
That url is funny, try this (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/3ed5363e0328e6f22740c0a87f9906d7/Product/View/XH5067)

John H
29-05-2003, 12:27 PM
That is interesting Terry - your original url worked fine yesterday, but takes you back to the DSE homepage today.

Your new url takes me to the page I got yesterday. I wonder what will happen tomorrow!

Thanks again


29-05-2003, 03:00 PM
Yeah DSE aren't the best when it comes to linking to their products. It's all session based or something. What you can do is click the "email link to friend" button which will then give you the correct URL. Or you can just remember the format and throw the product number at the end.