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2.5" and 3.5" SATA HDD Stage Rack
12-04-2007, 06:55 AM (This post was last modified: 08-04-2008 10:12 PM by werner.)
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2.5" and 3.5" SATA HDD Stage Rack
Just thought I would share a great accessory to go with the A-100 haven't got mine yet but I pre ordered one.

http://www.geekstuff4u.com/product_info....cts_id=630
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12-05-2007, 02:47 PM
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Thx for this great link, it's awesome! I think there is no way to change HDD's faster Big Grin
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12-05-2007, 04:34 PM
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Re: 2.5" and 3.5" SATA HDD Stage Rack
ramone12781 Wrote:Just thought I would share a great accessory to go with the A-100 haven't got mine yet but I pre ordered one.

http://www.geekstuff4u.com/product_info....cts_id=630

There's no heatsink for the drive with this adapter. The drive may overheat and burn out, especially if it's a Seagate.

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12-05-2007, 05:10 PM
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heatsink for what it is not anywhere built in so why it should burn?! when you built it into an laptop you have less air there and also no burn!!
So i think there shouldnt be any Problems with heat!

Werner
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12-05-2007, 07:43 PM
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That is so cool.

About 50% of the time I have a bare drive sitting on my desk with my PC's guts exposed. The wife hates it.

It looks like there is an e-sata/USB version coming soon which would be ideal.
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12-13-2007, 03:42 AM
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Just thought I would post the link for the new one that someone else mentioned on here earlier:
http://www.geekstuff4u.com/product_info....cts_id=640
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12-13-2007, 03:46 PM
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werner Wrote:heatsink for what it is not anywhere built in so why it should burn?! when you built it into an laptop you have less air there and also no burn!!
So i think there shouldnt be any Problems with heat!

Werner

I've destroyed hard drives by running them on the bench with no heatsink. The same drives ran cooler when bolted to a PC enclosure. The enclosure side-rails conduct the heat away from the drive.

The drive in question was from Seagate. Seagate drives tend to run much hotter than other brands. I replaced the Seagate with an IBM (now Hitachi) drive. The IBM drive was quieter and ran much cooler. I had no problems running the IBM drive without a heatsink.

Seagate replaced the failed drive under warranty. I reinstalled it in a fanned enclosure and had no further problems.

If you are adding a drive to the A-100, pick one that runs cool. Overall, I've had the best luck with Western Digital drives. They run cool and have given me the least amount of problems.

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12-13-2007, 04:48 PM
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n2vwz Wrote:If you are adding a drive to the A-100, pick one that runs cool. Overall, I've had the best luck with Western Digital drives. They run cool and have given me the least amount of problems.

So, I would prefer to add a 2.5" instead of 3,5", because almost every model runs cool.
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12-14-2007, 08:54 PM
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FLaSH Wrote:
n2vwz Wrote:If you are adding a drive to the A-100, pick one that runs cool. Overall, I've had the best luck with Western Digital drives. They run cool and have given me the least amount of problems.

So, I would prefer to add a 2.5" instead of 3,5", because almost every model runs cool.

The only drives I've had heating issues with are the 3.5" Seagates. We use them at work with computers we purchased from Dell and have had several failures.

The Maxtor, Western Digital, and IBM Deskstar drives that I've used all ran cool. I've had reliability issues with Maxtor and IBM DeathStar drives.

WD is the only brand I've used with no issues.

I can't comment on the 2.5" drives.

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12-14-2007, 09:01 PM
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The only problem with WD drives is that they are a little offset compared to the holes in the bottom panel... You cannot fit them with the screws.
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12-14-2007, 09:13 PM
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Woziak Wrote:The only problem with WD drives is that they are a little offset compared to the holes in the bottom panel... You cannot fit them with the screws.
Thats why if you read the beginning of this post we are talking about using the external usb dock and not mounting this in any case with screws.
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12-14-2007, 09:16 PM
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Good thing the comments are good for Western Digital because I got a great deal on a 1TB drive over at zipzoomfly.com:

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDet...e=10007017
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12-28-2007, 02:26 AM
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Re: 2.5" and 3.5" SATA HDD Stage Rack
ramone12781 Wrote:Just thought I would share a great accessory to go with the A-100 haven't got mine yet but I pre ordered one.

http://www.geekstuff4u.com/product_info....cts_id=630
I finally got this yesterday and it works like a champ.
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