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looking for a portable hard drive enclosure.

by einklienermench / July 8, 2010 1:05 AM PDT

hi everyone, im looking for a storage solution.
i need it to be a usb 3.0 and an internal sata 3 6gbit/s interface.
3.5" in size that needs no external power.

thanks in advance
Roman

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First off . . .
by Coryphaeus / July 8, 2010 11:11 PM PDT

Does your PC support USB3? Few do.

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by einklienermench / July 8, 2010 11:21 PM PDT
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its a lenovo w510. I believe it does, i got supertalent usb 3.0 flash drive, works like a beast.

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Input your requirements here . . .
by Coryphaeus / July 8, 2010 11:36 PM PDT
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another option
by einklienermench / July 8, 2010 11:37 PM PDT
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if no 3.5 then 2.5. if a compatible drive is available.

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k2k
by einklienermench / July 8, 2010 11:38 PM PDT
In reply to: another option

i believe that there is no sata III interface enclosure out there in the options.

please advise...

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There are docking stations, but...
by ahtoi / July 9, 2010 3:53 AM PDT
In reply to: k2k

your requirement is..no external power. I believe any 3.5 harddrive will require extenal power to be effective (just my opinion).

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multiple jacks
by einklienermench / July 9, 2010 7:36 AM PDT

is there any chance to use multiple jacks, like 2 or 4 usb ports to power the enclosure?

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The only enclosures I've seen . . .
by Coryphaeus / July 9, 2010 2:07 PM PDT
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that are self powered USB are for laptop drives.

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"like 2 or 4 usb ports to power the enclosure?"
by ahtoi / July 9, 2010 4:17 PM PDT
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I don't know; but do you have such cable or are you going to make your own? Give it a try and let us know.

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Fabrication
by einklienermench / July 9, 2010 8:16 PM PDT

Is not that complicated, it requires more motivation than skill.
USB 2.0 Ports are minimum 100ma of current supply - in desktops.
USB 3.0 Ports have a greater supply of current, at-least in theory they have 500ma of supply - again in desktops.

What about laptops, i cant get that information from lenovo, if someone has that information it would be great.

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The simple solution for now is a USB 2.0 enclosure with
by VAPCMD / July 10, 2010 1:18 AM PDT
In reply to: k2k

the features re drive capacity, power, port types, drive size, internal interface etc., you want. The loss of speed would be negligible and the choices of external enclosures is endless depending on your criteria.

Later when USA 3.0 enclosures are available...you can switch.

VAPCMD

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usb
by einklienermench / July 10, 2010 1:42 AM PDT

usb 3.0 are available its that sata 3 aren't.

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(NT) Sorry ... meant SATA 3 enclosures not available yet.
by VAPCMD / July 10, 2010 11:02 AM PDT
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Yes I am ready for usb3 on my desktop.
by ahtoi / July 12, 2010 11:10 AM PDT
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$19 for a case and $19 for a controller. It's not so if it can hit 2/3 of its max. target (5Mbps).

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But the difference isn't all that much.
by ahtoi / July 13, 2010 12:07 AM PDT
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5Gb vs. 6Gb.

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