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    FLAC robiewp's Avatar
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    Massachusetts, US

    Multiple drive USB or firewire enclosures?

    So I have a collection of IDE drives I want access to pretty much every time i use a computer. My laptop has finally been completely repaired by HP, and I love it... but now I want to be able to bring my essentials with me.

    So, I'm looking for a firewire --> IDE, or a usb --> IDE converter that will support atleast two IDE devices. I'm tempted to build my own case because I'm housing:

    slim DVD-R, etc drive
    120GB harddrive (I have 250+, but i don't want to deal with 125-128+ 48ldb crap)

    If possible I'd like to cram:
    slim DVD-R
    Slim DVD
    120GB harddrive
    card reader

    same questions any which way you cut it. Anybody see this stuff? I used to have a connection in VST technologies (before smartdisc bought them), and they made such a firewire device. I haven't been able to find it or anything close anywhere though!

    Help/sleepless in boston,
    car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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    Maximum Bitrate tom2112's Avatar
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    Sharon, PA
    I just got a USB2 external kit. It works great, but the IDE cable inside of it only had connectors for one drive. So I slapped a two drive cable in the setup, and put a master and slave on the channel. Fired up WinXP, and no luck.

    It only recognized the master. Bummer. Just for reference, I got this unit from I don't know it's make or model number, but it's the one that sells for $29.50 for the retail package.
    So far:
    M10000 Nehemiah, 1Gb RAM, Opus 90w PS, Buffalo Tech WLI2-USB2-G54, 160 Gb HDD, GlobalSat BU-353 GPS, iGuidance, Zippy EL-610, Panasonic CW8123B Slim Slot CDRW/DVD, 10" Lilliput, Sony XA-300, Sony CDX-MP30 Head, OBD-II

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    This is slightly off-topic here, but I saw the thread and it reminded me that I had seen it. Thought you guys might want to drop the cash on one and be the first on the block to own one. Maybe two if you REALLY have a lot of music.
    2006 Chevy Colorado: VIA M10000 EDEN, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB 2.5" Seagate HDD, USB Slim Slot DVD/RW, Holux GPS, MobileVU 10.4" LCD (touch not working yet), VOOMPC Case (blue), 70W DC-DC supply.

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