In comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage Binba <email@example.com> wrote:
> Looks like CoolDrives (http://www.cooldrives.com/nasadrenwiou.html) are
> the coolest drives indeed... now if only it was $40 cheaper and with a
> 1394 port :-)
> I understand the issues about integrating a power supply (though with
> the above implementation it looks like they knew what they were doing),
> but through my research I also found out that 1394 support for SATA
> enclosures is just as rare, for some reason. Where I work all the
> hook-ups are 1394, and everyone calls external HDD's "firewire drives."
> Any port besides 1394 on an enclosure would look like a weird beast.
> But as you said, every computer with 1394 has USB...
> So all things considered, I'll probably go with an eSATA+USB solution.
> What do you think about these candidates?
> VANTEC Nexstar3 NST-360SU-BL (a.k.a. Welland ME-740J)
> $30 in Newegg, bracket included, supports up to 750GB
I have two of these. Only ok with low-heat disks. I have
Samsung SATA HDDs in there. They stay cool enough with reasonable
> Rosewill RX353-S
> Internal fan (reviews are ambivalent though), compact power adapter,
> bracket included; up to 500GB.
> The OKGEAR OK350AU2S1-K looks like any other enclosure, except that it
> claims to support up to 1TB.
No idea. I would suppose that everything supporting >=500GB also
supports much larger drives. Since you cannot buy 1TB drives
at this time, this looks like a pure marketing stunt (the "our
number is bigger"-BS the professional liars are so much in