[rescue] Happy New Year! RIP, Sun/Solaris...

Jonathan Groll lists at groll.co.za
Thu Jan 6 03:42:34 CST 2011

On Thu, 6 Jan 2011 11:22:32 +0200, gsm at mendelson.com wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 10:47:00AM +0200, Jonathan Groll wrote:
> >Basically a hard drive dock, but importantly it came with an eSATA
> >cable (and was really cheap!). It also does USB. Then all that is
> >required is a backplate that goes into the desktop case and plugs into
> >one of the internal SATA ports, and the OS sees the disk as another
> >internal drive. Of course leaving a pile of naked hard disks on your
> >desk can lead to all sorts of fun accidents involving coffee.
> In my case it's an unnecessary expense. Because the big companies Office
> Depot (similar to the US one), BUG (a computer store that sells commodity
> computers, iPods, blank DVDs, etc) and Kravitz (an office supply company
> that sells mostly consumables, media players, printers, etc) have dueling
> sales on external USB drives, it's not worth buying a bare drive.
> Bare drives come from computer stores, and there are no big ones like Fry's,
> or mail order places. 

Does it make sense to buy a USB drive and to extract the bare-disk?

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