External Hard-drive Vs Caddy & drive???

  Mysticnas 16:34 04 Jan 06

Hi all,

I've just bought a icy box caddy and a hard drive to setup for a mate an external back up device.

However, my brother has just bought a Lacie external hard-drive and suggests it's better/safer to use/handle than a do-it-yourself caddy & drive as the "proper" external drives better protect and against knocks and stuff.

(We don't want to take his kit apart and check as it'll void the warrenty.)

What's the score?

Is there any truth in this?

  Thalmus 16:48 04 Jan 06

No, an external drive is just as at risk as a drive in a caddy.

I myself prefer the icy box rather than an external drive for the simple reason that you can change the disk in side and internal disks are cheaper than external.

Also, is good for when when friends need to retrieve their from dead computers that they haven't backed-up!

  DieSse 17:20 04 Jan 06

What it's all down to is how well the drive is mounted. If one has anti-shock mounts, then clearly it's going to be protected better than one that hasn't. The drives themselves will likely be identical.

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