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Originally Posted by nafljhy View Post
and yes, very misleading title.
Corrected now.
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they are a little inconvenient to use, as oftentimes users need to fumble to find the cable or the port on the computer.
Solution? Introduce yet another slot type. I take it the HDD will connect directly to the outside of the computer, because you wouldn't want to have yet another type of proprietary cable to find right? What's that? Attaching a 2.5" drive with a case directly to the computer without a cable isn't practical? You don't say.

So the "Zip Drive" part of this is now your internal drive can be external and vice versa? Since when did your typical end user feel comfortable "cracking the case?" Guess they're marketing directly at customers like those coming to a forum like OCN.
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Oh man, that brings back memories. The days of the zip drive.
Same. Used to have that Iomgea zip drive and that colorado tape drive.
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I've had the SATA version of this in my computer for almost two years now...

http://www.vantecusa.com/gl/product/view_detail/225

Has mini usb so I can use it with my laptop while on the go. Or since my roommate also has a Swap EX, we can transfer files (instead of using the network for whatever reason).
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post #15 of 17
Isn't this like the HP Media Drive?
post #16 of 17
So.... a hot swappable external hard drive? Haven't we had these for years now? Heck, haven't we had hot swappable hard drives with some external addon for years now? Isn't this just a shinier version of that?
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I'd rather just use a standard hot swap bay...
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