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Oooo the AZiO powers on and off with the rest of my computer system which is a big plus though.

I already ordered the Rosewill. I'll try it out when it gets here and see which one I like best. Then I'll report back on which one I returned =)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817392036 a bit over your budget, but I own three of these and like them very much. Very sturdy well built enclosure, easy to assemble, and looks great.
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post #23 of 27
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817392036 a bit over your budget, but I own three of these and like them very much. Very sturdy well built enclosure, easy to assemble, and looks great.
I saw that one while I was looking actually. It is a little more than I wanted to spend on just an enclosure, but if the Rosewill isn't up to my quality standards either I will definitely look into it. Thank you!!
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post #24 of 27
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Well I got the Rosewill external enclosure in today. The build quality is so much better than the AZiO...... but the Rosewill keeps the drive running after I shut down the computer which is very annoying. Anyone know if there's a way to change this?
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post #25 of 27
I don't think there is a way since the enclosure isn't drawing power from your computer... Unless you're handy with tools and could somehow mod the power cord so it connects to your computer... Maybe solder a molex connector on and connect it to your PSU? Idk... I would have no clue how to do it, but it seems like the only way to do what you're asking.
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post #26 of 27
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I don't think there is a way since the enclosure isn't drawing power from your computer... Unless you're handy with tools and could somehow mod the power cord so it connects to your computer... Maybe solder a molex connector on and connect it to your PSU? Idk... I would have no clue how to do it, but it seems like the only way to do what you're asking.
There's got to be something in the interface that can tell it to shut down automatically. That's why I always wondered why the My Book would stay on when it was connected by USB, but automatically shutdown when connected by Firewire. Somehow it must know the computer is powered off when connected by Firewire, therefore it knows to power off itself?

Oh well, I guess I'll get used to using 2 power switches sometimes. Definitely would rather have the better build quality of the Rosewill than worry about whether or not I have to manually flip a switch off.

Thanks for helping me find a good one though!
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post #27 of 27
Sorry I was like the only person who replied. I'm sure other people's input would have been beneficial. But I'm glad you like the enclosure for the most part.
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