Now External HDD Carriers or Caddies

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Now External HDD Carriers or Caddies

Postby Nethlyn » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:01 pm

Thought these used to be pretty common but haven't found one yet, not bothered about hot plugging the drive into another PC, just having a secure box/case/etc to carry it around from place to place, anyone seen one of those? CCL only turned up 2.5in versions, not one for a standard HDD.

Looked on Maplin and they have old netbook bags which you can repurpose because like CCL their £10 pouches are really for 2.5 drives or the sleeved externals, but I'd still probably end up sticking the internal HDD in a Jiffy Bag to protect against knocks and shocks.

So what do you lot use, if anything?
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Re: Internal HDD Carriers or Caddies

Postby DjchunKfunK » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:31 pm

You mean like this?

http://www.ebuyer.com/454202-dynamode-u ... sb-hd3-5-a

EDIT: I got this one for my brother to replace a broken WD housing earlier in the year. If you can find it for a much better price it is a very sturdy case.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-inch-U3PD-S ... +caddy+3.5
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Re: Internal HDD Carriers or Caddies

Postby Nethlyn » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:30 am

Thanks DJ, aside from the CiT case they all cost the same so I'll have to make up my mind later as to which one is the best. For the CiT one I'll check on Christmas sale prices if it's almost double the rest of them.
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Re: Internal HDD Carriers or Caddies

Postby DjchunKfunK » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:51 am

I would have thought any aluminium case would be fine so I would advise against paying over the odds for the CiT one.
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Re: Internal HDD Carriers or Caddies

Postby Nethlyn » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:05 pm

Wow it was the end of last year I first started looking for this:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/external-desk ... case-a17kj

For just £3 more than the wraparound cases you get a sturdy bag with movable divider, it's also billed for externals but you can wrap internals and it'll work just as well.
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Re: Now External HDD Carriers or Caddies

Postby Nethlyn » Sun May 03, 2015 1:57 pm

OK now that's the actual physical bag for carrying the drive sorted, I'm after the old fashioned drive bay chassis which had a handle on the outside meaning once you'd mounted the drive into the 5.25in frame, you could just phyically yank the whole bay out of your PC after you disconnect the SATA wires. Haven't seen any since beige casings went to silver and black, I'll google around but if anyone else has seen one then chuck me a link.

Thanks in advance!

[EDIT] Looks like at the moment the going rate cost is £40 but Startech also sells a proper HDD Silicone case for bare drives that aren't in caddies, and a tenner is a much more friendly price. For this old rig I'll just keep unscrewing the drive from the case.
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