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doesn't matter the price. Whatever you think are good. My budget are $300-$400. Thank you, I think I'll get those two. And what do you mean by " somehow mechanical HDD's actually fully saturate SATA II "? and what are the benefits I get when using this external enclosure set up with the hard drive you shown me?
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How much space do you actually need? Why not just replace your current HDD with a larger one? It is current enough to use SATA right?
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MME0N0/?tag=pcpapi-20

I have seen people take out their CD drive and put a HDD in replacement of it as well, so you might be able to accomplish that too.

They have 1TB 2.5" HDDs too, but crazy expensive ~$200
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=61089&vpn=ST91000640NS&manufacture=Seagate


I see a lot of recommending USB 3.0 HDDS, no real point unless your laptop has a USB 3.0 port or esata port
Oh an my USB 2.0 External HDD was 7200RPM, you just need to look around.
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my laptop does have usb 3.0. And I don't really want to open it up. Frankly, I'm tire of it, and just wanted to start building my own pc later on.
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doesn't matter the price. Whatever you think are good. My budget are $300-$400. Thank you, I think I'll get those two. And what do you mean by " somehow mechanical HDD's actually fully saturate SATA II "? and what are the benefits I get when using this external enclosure set up with the hard drive you shown me?

Mechanical hard drives are still fast, but they aren't fast enough to require SATA III. Only SSD's are right now. That means it doesn't matter if you get an enclosure that has SATA III since you will never benefit from it with a mechanical HDD.

Most hard drive enclosures are pretty generic with their features, so long as it has USB 3.0, but Silverstone is a good name brand for cases and other PC products. Rosewill is the generic brand of Newegg and often times, Rosewill products have very poor reliability and build quality.
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How much space do you actually need? Why not just replace your current HDD with a larger one? It is current enough to use SATA right?
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MME0N0/?tag=pcpapi-20
I have seen people take out their CD drive and put a HDD in replacement of it as well, so you might be able to accomplish that too.
They have 1TB 2.5" HDDs too, but crazy expensive ~$200
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=61089&vpn=ST91000640NS&manufacture=Seagate
I see a lot of recommending USB 3.0 HDDS, no real point unless your laptop has a USB 3.0 port or esata port
Oh an my USB 2.0 External HDD was 7200RPM, you just need to look around.

Generally, if you want to replace the DVD drive, you have to get an extra-small drive to go in there. Usually only an SSD or micro HDD will fit.
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Mechanical hard drives are still fast, but they aren't fast enough to require SATA III. Only SSD's are right now. That means it doesn't matter if you get an enclosure that has SATA III since you will never benefit from it with a mechanical HDD.
Most hard drive enclosures are pretty generic with their features, so long as it has USB 3.0, but Silverstone is a good name brand for cases and other PC products. Rosewill is the generic brand of Newegg and often times, Rosewill products have very poor reliability and build quality.
Generally, if you want to replace the DVD drive, you have to get an extra-small drive to go in there. Usually only an SSD or micro HDD will fit.

Both ones I linked are 2.5" HDDs, they will both work
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okay, so with the enclosure that you shown me. I can use normal harddrive right now and when the price of SSD goes down, then I can use the same enclosure for the SSD correct?
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okay, so with the enclosure that you shown me. I can use normal harddrive right now and when the price of SSD goes down, then I can use the same enclosure for the SSD correct?

Correct. The one I linked you is SATA III. If you don't like the one I linked, just search for any enclosure (not those "docking stations") that has SATA I/II/III inside and USB 3.0 outside.
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