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All it is, is a drive bay that allows imediate access and hotswaping without going inside the case. Its alot more convienient than unscrewing a hdd from your case =\\ got mine for 15$ on newegg
    
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Right. I have it fitted now. By 'carrierless' I meant you slot a drive in, and thats all. Most front-panel things for making drives accessible depend on first placing the drive inside a carrier or caddy, for protection. This one doesn't. That means the drives need a safe, static-free box for storage - but also removes the need to buy a seperate box for each drive you want to store, and greatly reduces the time needed to put a new drive in.

Its purpose should have been obvious from my post... im essentially going to be using harddrives as a form of giant removable storage. Its fully hotplug-capable. Very convenient - pull open the handle and the drive just pops out. Slot in another drive.

Its for my data collection. I have about 1.5TB on DVD-R. But DVD-R is not a the most reliable form of media, nor the fastest, the most convenient or the most space-efficient. My plan is to now buy a 250G harddrive and start collecting onto that. When its full, I will just buy a new one, and fill a box with them over time - all full of (piratey) goodness.

When I want a file from my collection, I can just slot the appropriate drive in and read it.

In terms of cost-per-gig, a 250G harddrive comes to around 20p/G, and DVD-R to around 13p/G for branded media in a 50pk. But DVD-R arn't getting any cheaper. Harddrives are. And I wont need a 220%-redundent backup scheme, which effectively doubles the price of DVD-R.
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post #13 of 14
LOL

That's pretty cool....so basically, you will carry around 250GB hard drives while everyone else thinks their new 2GB flashdrive is cool.

You gonna add some erasable label onto your drives so you know whats on them
post #14 of 14
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More or less, yep! Im not carrying them far, but planning to keep them in a static-proofed drawer. So its really just one giant stash of anime, movies, TV, games, assorted data, all the copyright-infringement I collect. The drives will each have a perminant label, with a number - a set of text-files stores which drive everything is on. Currently, the text-files store which DVD-R everything is on.
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