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Re: [vox-tech] External Drive Solutions?
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Re: [vox-tech] External Drive Solutions?



On Sun, Dec 09, 2007 at 10:43:54PM -0800, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> I just got a brand new computer (and man, is it a treat to work with a 
> computer with a decent graphics card!), and I'm pretty happy with it: a Dell 
> Inspiron which came with no OS, and on which I stuck Kubuntu the moment it 
> came into my house.
> 
> The problem is that I've got two large-ish hard drives in two other 
> computers -- a 160GB and a 200GB -- that I don't want to get rid of (they're 
> both decent, solid drives and I have no reason to get rid of them).  They're 
> both IDE drives, though, and my new computer only has SATA controllers, and 
> only one spare bay anyway.  What's the best way to make these drives 
> available to the other computers in my network without having to put them in 
> another computer?  I went and bought a Netgear SC101, but didn't realize 
> until after I got home that this wasn't going to do it for me.  I like the 
> idea of this device, but I need something that will work with Linux *and* 
> Windows that that won't suck.
> 
> Anyone got any suggestions?

External drive enclosure? 

http://www.thinkgeek.com
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/drives/8ffd/


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