USB 3.0 HDD Cases

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by .Matt., Sep 25, 2010.

  1. .Matt.

    .Matt. MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    since my old external HDD is pretty much full I'm looking for a new external HDD. I've thought of the possibility of assembling one myself, but I haven't found many HDD cases that support USB 3. So my question is: do any of you know about, or have any experience with, USB 3.0 HDD cases/enclosures?

    Note: I'm talking about 3,5" HDDs here: the case must be able to hold a disk of at least 1TB (also, it would be nice if it were black, but that's not a must :p )

    Thanks in advance ^^
     
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  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    You will also need a motherboard thats that supports USB 3.0 or an usb 3.0 hub or card.
     
  3. .Matt.

    .Matt. MDL Novice

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    I know, that part's been taken care of already: I'm going to get a usb card when I find a good drive/HDD case.
     
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  4. MooseKnuckle

    MooseKnuckle MDL Novice

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    StarTech SAT3510BU3 Aluminum / Plastic 3.5" BlackSuperSpeed USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Enclosure w/ Fan

    Nice vent for air flow! The black case should match too!

    This is sleeker, but only has USB 3.0 connector VANTEC NST-310S3-BK 3.5" Black USB 3.0 External Enclosure
     
  5. Michelle68

    Michelle68 MDL Senior Member

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  6. danny3456

    danny3456 MDL Member

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    It won't bring you any benefit for USB 3.0 if you are using HDD, unless you like to try new stuff.