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    Sata/Ide drive cage

    Looking for a sata or ide drive cage. One of those jobbies that goes into a number of 5.15 bays and allows for easy swapping of 3.5 drives.

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    Plenty on Misco.

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    aria , ebuyer and dabs

    There is also aria Aria

    Dabs and ebuyer.

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    I would assume he has tried looked there already. He is appealing for private sales and not really posting a "where can I buy".
    Or at least thats what the point of these forums are.

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    Ah but one never assumes and for something like this, why bother with a private sale. :/

    I'm guessing "Cage" didn't yield as much in a search as caddy or drawer.

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    I will have a think about the prefixes and may add a
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    as a possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deaks View Post
    Looking for a sata or ide drive cage. One of those jobbies that goes into a number of 5.15 bays and allows for easy swapping of 3.5 drives.
    I have a spare single-drive removable IDE caddy I bought in error off eBay (was looking for a SATA one). It's still in its shrink-wrapped box, you're welcome to it. PM me your address and I'll post it out to you.

    If you're looking for multi-bay devices, I've just bought a two-HDD RAID box from centralhardware.co.uk. They also sell 3-HDDs-into-2-5.25-slots and 5-HDDs-into-3-5.25-slots SATA enclosures that fit in the front of a standard PC case. The RAID device they sold me works a treat (I can swap and auto-rebuild harddrives whilst viewing video), although the fan is really quite noisy, not recommended for desktops, just for servers.

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    Thanks all but yes, I do of course know of all the usual sources and was hoping I could get one cheaper here that someone no longer needed.

    dhicks, looking for a multi-bay one but thanks for the offer, will check those links too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deaks View Post
    dhicks, looking for a multi-bay one but thanks for the offer, will check those links too.
    Tell us what you buy and if it works okay - I've got to try and convince the Bursar that we need some better storage facilities, so I was thinking of buying a couple of those multi-bay caddies and making a couple of file servers. At £50-odd or whatever they are I figure I can't go too far wrong, but I'd like to know how you get on if you buy one first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Tell us what you buy and if it works okay - I've got to try and convince the Bursar that we need some better storage facilities, so I was thinking of buying a couple of those multi-bay caddies and making a couple of file servers. At £50-odd or whatever they are I figure I can't go too far wrong, but I'd like to know how you get on if you buy one first!
    I've installed three different IcyBox multi-SATA drive hot swap doohickies ranging from 4 drives to a 5 drive which I got for my own server.

    Can't complain at all and very easy to install..

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    Quote Originally Posted by contink View Post
    I've installed three different IcyBox multi-SATA drive hot swap doohickies ranging from 4 drives to a 5 drive which I got for my own server. Can't complain at all and very easy to install..
    Thanks, good to know.

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