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If you put your system drive in that dock then you're pretty much loosing the main functionality of the thing which is to easily connect an additionnal drive, for data dumping, backup, you name it.
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Although if you switch operating systems that are on different hard drives it would in fact be utilizing the X-Doc exactly as it was designed to be used. Otherwise, it's probably better off inside the case itself.
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post #15203 of 19729
^^ Good point
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post #15204 of 19729
It's all in how you look at things, and how you use your system. The X-Doc was one of the main reasons I was considering a 692 Advanced, but then the deal on the Sniper I got (which basically cost me $5 US) was just too good to pass up. I will miss not having the X-Doc though. It's so much more convenient than a standard E-Sata port.
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post #15205 of 19729
Good points guys. I just basically wanted to show it off, ya know? So, if backups aren't a concern (have other methods) and I don't swap, there's no physical limitation keeping me from through it in there? I'd make a joke about the X-doc cable being only SATA II (as opposed to the SATA III that my HD is), but someone would take me seriously and have a conniption. .

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post #15206 of 19729
Just joined this forum to join the club . I got myself a CM 690 II Advanced. Mines pretty stock atm, and dusty as hell. Just invested in a DEMCiflex 690II Kit, and a couple of CM Blue led fans. Replacing my 120mm rear and 140mm top, with the new and adding another 140mm for top and a 120mm on the HDD bay. Maybe, I dont think the Gigabyte 6870 will give me enough room to do so lol.

Im also looking to buy myself a Acrylic Side panel for my CM690II in the coming weeks, can anyone suggest a fast and reliable seller for Australia. Atm my only options are Amazon and a seller on ebay from netherlands. Pictures to come this weekend hopefully!
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Originally Posted by exnihilo View Post
Good points guys. I just basically wanted to show it off, ya know? So, if backups aren't a concern (have other methods) and I don't swap, there's no physical limitation keeping me from through it in there? I'd make a joke about the X-doc cable being only SATA II (as opposed to the SATA III that my HD is), but someone would take me seriously and have a conniption. .

cg
No, there is no physical limitation keeping you from doing it.

And (although you appear to know this) there is absolutely no difference between a SATA 2 cable and a SATA 3 cable except the label. They are fully interchangeable. The only advantage to a SATA 3 labeled cable is that it is probably newer than a SATA cable, not that it means much. Heck, even SATA 1 cables are internally and electronically the same as SATA 2 and 3 cables with the only difference being the lack of a latching clip on SATA 1 cables. Unless they were poorly made they can fully support SATA 3 speeds.
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post #15208 of 19729
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
No, there is no physical limitation keeping you from doing it.

And (although you appear to know this) there is absolutely no difference between a SATA 2 cable and a SATA 3 cable except the label. They are fully interchangeable. The only advantage to a SATA 3 labeled cable is that it is probably newer than a SATA cable, not that it means much. Heck, even SATA 1 cables are internally and electronically the same as SATA 2 and 3 cables with the only difference being the lack of a latching clip on SATA 1 cables. Unless they were poorly made they can fully support SATA 3 speeds.
Yeah, I knew that, but thanks anyhow!



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i see some people with the clear side panel where do i get it?
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i see some people with the clear side panel where do i get it?
Depends on what country you are from. A lot of people get them directly from the CoolerMaster Store. Now you understand why they put that Where You Live Option in your User CP. Makes it easier to answer questions like this.
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