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handy for testing, and for a cheap external hard-disk drive setup
on January 29, 2009
We use these in our Tech Dept a lot. They are great for testing multiple types of hard-disk drives. Also, if you have some spare/old hard-disk drives lying around, it is a handy way to turn those drives into external backup drives. A few on our staff even have these at home to use in this manner, rather than spending money on a pre-packaged external hard-disk drive in an enclosure. There are some similar units to this out there on the market. We like the Startech as it is a little more compact, choosing to integrate the power connectors. But you have to be attentive to making sure you flip the switch on the connector to power on your device. While I wouldn't think that is such a big deal, I've seen some users get a little befuddled about that. And you don't even need the power connector when working with 2.5" IDE laptop hard-disk drives, as they will be powered via the USB port.