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Old December 28, 2009, 10:04 AM
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Default Need external hdd enclosure for Caviar Black 1TB

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I would like you to recommend me an external enclosure for my Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB. I will hook it to a WDTV Live. Thanks for the good advices.
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Old December 28, 2009, 11:35 AM
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If you gonna swap often, get one of these: NCIX.com - Buy Thermaltake BlacX 2.5/3.5IN SATA Hard Drive USB2.0 Docking Station - N0028USU In Canada.

or NCIX.com - Buy Thermaltake BlacX S 2.5/3.5IN SATA Hard Drive USB2.0 eSATA Docking Station - ST0005U In Canada. (eSATA version)

For regular enclosures, the Vantec Nexstar is often recommended.
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Old December 28, 2009, 01:08 PM
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what about the antec veris mx-100

NCIX.com - Buy Antec Veris MX-100 Passively Cooled External 3.5IN Hard Drive Enclosure USB2.0 Black - MX-100 In Canada.

i wont need to swap at all
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I have never used the Antec, but it seems to have good reviews. There's probably not a lot of difference between the Antec and the Vantec. Just pick one by the look/style/price.

I just noticed that their names are so similar except for the V :P
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a hot drive like that need a fan i bought one of those drives in the sale im going to be putting that in the Antec Mx-1 i also bought a green one for a case similair to the one yu linked its a Vantec Nextar 3 temps reached as high as 35 on the drive which i think was reasonable and chilly just the way i like it. But those Blacks need a fan.
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The biggest issue I'd see with using the Antec for a Live would be the LED light. It's usually quite bright on the Antec's, and I'd find that really distracting if it was sitting in my entertainment stand.
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Then, maybe I'll be better buying an external hdd. The caviar black is currently in my main rig. I was thinking about buying a caviar blue 320 for my rig and putting the caviar black on the wdtv live.

Anyway, the live is already shipped so i'll test the streaming over my wifi, and from there i'll see what i do.

thanks for the great advices so far!
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many poster in this thread uses the wd 1 TB black and the nextac 360su with no heat issues, and they leave it on 24/7 since it is hooked up to their SA8000HD PVR.
SA8300HD - External SATA Drive Works, Please Read Post 1 and Post 1 Links - Digital Forum
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Most Vantec Enclosures are really good and user Friendly, I just hooked one to my PVR and it works Great. That or a really cool one is Thermaltakes Max4 with active cooling.

Very good designs.

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max 4 is a hdd rack and not an enclosure :(
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