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I picked up two hard drives for my rig I am currently building, a green 5900RPM and a 7200RPM. The 7200RPM will be going in my rig along with an SSD, and I was planning on getting an external enclosure for the 5900RPM to use as a backup/external. My only problem is, I have no clue what to look for in an enclosure.

I would kind of like something blue to go with the rest of my rig, and came across these options:

VanTec NexStar
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817392002

ThermalTake USB3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153141
USB 2.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153142

Any comments on these or any other recommendations?
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Originally Posted by arcilux View Post

I picked up two hard drives for my rig I am currently building, a green 5900RPM and a 7200RPM. The 7200RPM will be going in my rig along with an SSD, and I was planning on getting an external enclosure for the 5900RPM to use as a backup/external. My only problem is, I have no clue what to look for in an enclosure.
I would kind of like something blue to go with the rest of my rig, and came across these options:
VanTec NexStar
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817392002
ThermalTake USB3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153141
USB 2.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153142
Any comments on these or any other recommendations?

just go with the first one it should suit your needs (NST-360SU-BL) blue, cheap and eSata or USB 2.0 wont bottleneck a single green drive thumb.gif
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I kind of figured that USB 3.0 would be a waste, but do the fans on the ThermalTake make any difference? Not sure how hot a 5900RPM drive would get, if the fans would be beneficial for extended use.
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I kind of figured that USB 3.0 would be a waste, but do the fans on the ThermalTake make any difference? Not sure how hot a 5900RPM drive would get, if the fans would be beneficial for extended use.

apart from that they look really awsome, they would be handy for 24/7 mid to heavy loads. i have never had problems with my extrernal drives and i live in a hot country. tho they cant hurt if you want to spend the extra, plaus as i said they do look awsome, i love blue lit fans thumb.gif
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
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Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
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