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Standard User j112
(committed) Sat 02-Jun-12 10:00:09
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Caddie VS Dock?


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Hi guys wondering if you could help me.
I've got a spare hard drive in my pc its a 3.5" Sata 1tb drive.
I want to take this drive out and use it as an external hard drive, my pc has USB and I believe e-Sata connections. This external drive will be used to image one internal drive I have and will always remain external.

I was looking for some way to do this and according to ebuyer there are two products that will allow me to do this, the first is a "Caddie" and the second is a "Dock".

Can anyone explain what the difference is between them?

I am thinking about buying this...


http://www.ebuyer.com/149273-extra-value-usb-2-0-esa...

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Sat 02-Jun-12 10:14:53
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Re: Caddie VS Dock?


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I took the HDD out of my previous PC and put it into an enclosure (examples) and then plugged it into a USB port on my new PC to ensure all the date etc. on it was available. Worked fine and continues to do so an an external drive on my son's PC.

Edit: Your ebuyer one is another example that may be ok. Just worth checking the HDD to ensure it has the appropriate links for the enclosure you buy.

Tony

Edited by cheshire_man (Sat 02-Jun-12 10:25:29)

Standard User john2007
(legend) Sat 02-Jun-12 17:27:09
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Re: Caddie VS Dock?


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A disk caddy also known as an enclosure turns a bare drive into a standard external drive. It is meant to be semi-permanent, i.e. you would not be expected to be regularly changing the drive within the enclosure.

A docking station generally has no drive inserted. You just plug a drive in as and when you need to read or write it. It's more convenient if you have several bare drives you might want to access for short periods.


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